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The Mission Changed the Missionary(Comments Off on The Mission Changed the Missionary)

July 1, 2019

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

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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

Proper Mercy

My curiosity was awakened last year when I heard Pope Francis talk about mercy as something that most of us do not understand properly. Most of us see mercy as a minor attribute of God or a quality we need in order to be liked.… More


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