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August 1, 2019

August is a month with a host of notable feasts. Three of these have already been covered in previous Stained Glass articles -- the Transfiguration: August 2017; Assumption and Queenship of Mary: March 2017.

On 3 August we celebrate St Dominic, who founded the Dominican Order in 1215.… More

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Strengthening Timaru’s Sacred Heart Basilica

Sacred Heart Basilica Timaru strengthening project

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

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