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The Poyntons of New Zealand

In December 1931, the Marist Messenger carried an article about Mary and John Poynton, who came to New Zealand from Australia in 1828.More

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Celebrating the Immaculate Conception in Wellington, 1855

M Jean François Yvert was born in Pleuville, France on 10 June 1796. He arrived in Kororāreka, Aotearoa New Zealand, on 15 June 1841, and was the printer for the Catholic Mission based at Kororāreka.… More

St Joseph’s 

The Pride of South Canterbury

The first church in Temuka, South Canterbury, was established with the arrival of the Marist, Fr.… More

Father Francis Vernon Douglas

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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