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Nativity in Stained Glass(0)

December 1, 2018

These three windows in St Benedict’s Church, Newton, Auckland, tell the nativity sequence beautifully. The birth of Jesus in the stable, the angels pointing the way so the shepherds could adore Him, and the Magi coming with their gifts - the Epiphany.… More

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Port Chalmers’ Church

Port Chalmers lies some 15 kilometres northeast of Dunedin’s CBD. As Otago’s main port, this delightful little town attracts thousands of visitors each year, especially from the many cruise ships that dock there. Modern day cafes and galleries, along with a rich maritime history, make it hugely popular.… More

St Patrick’s Church, Sydney (5)

Sisters of Mercy

Catherine McAuley was born into a middle-class family in Ireland in 1778 but by the time she reached adulthood she had witnessed the death of both parents and experienced considerable personal poverty. The sad plight of the young, unemployed and homeless girls at risk in Dublin haunted Catherine and when she inherited a substantial sum of money on the death of her 'adopted' parents, she decided to use it to build what we could call today a refuge for women and children.… More

The Assumption in Stained Glass

We celebrate the Assumption of Mary into Heaven on 15th August. There is no scriptural reference to the Assumption, but it has been part of Church tradition since the 4th Century. Pope Pius XII declared in 1950 that “It is dogma revealed by God that the Immaculate Mother of God, Mary ever Virgin, when the course of her earthly life was finished, was taken up body and soul into the glory of Heaven.”

We then celebrate the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary on 22nd August.… More


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