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Father Francis Vernon Douglas(Comments Off on Father Francis Vernon Douglas)

March 1, 2020

It is good news that the Vatican’s Congregation For the Causes of Saints is wishing to investigate the cause for beatification of Francis Vernon Douglas, a New Zealand Columban priest who was murdered by the Japanese Military during World War II.… More

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The Mission Changed the Missionary

The following is the text of a speech given by Fr Mervyn Duffy SM at the launch of the book by Peter Tremewan and Giselle Larcombe, entitled Living Among the Northland Māori: Diary of Father Antoine Garin, 1844-1846 (600 pages, Canterbury University Press).More

Veil Over the Light, by Joy Cowley

Fitzbeck Publishing, 2018

As Joy herself says, she is elderly, her sight is fading fast so this could be her last book. If so, it is a gift of exquisite value. In 168 pages we find a collection of wisdom, humour, joy and profound personal revelation.… More

Jean-Claude Colin, Reluctant Founder 1790-1875

By Justin Taylor SM

A Great Book about a Great Man

The 2009 General Chapter of the Society of Mary instructed the General Administration “to explore the possibility of re-opening the cause of the beatification of Jean-Claude Colin.” A scholarly biography is part of the response to that remit.… More


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