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Tris Officer(Comments Off on Tris Officer)

May 1, 2018

Tris died aged 97 on 12th January 2018. She will be particularly remembered by our readers as Business Manager for the Marist Messenger. Tris fulfilled this role for 15 years. The latest copy of the magazine was in her room when she died.… More

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Dame Betty O’Dowd


Historian, Theologian, Woman of the Church

by Matthew O’Connell

Dame Betty O’Dowd, who died in Auckland on the feast of Corpus Christi, made a huge contribution to the life of the Church in the Diocese of Christchurch, indeed in New Zealand.… More

Claudia Mary Wysocki (1939 – 2012)

Claudia Wysocki was certainly one of the great educators of her generation. She was a product and practitioner par excellence of Sacre Coeur education. Thereafter the breadth of her achievement was remarkable, as indicated by this tribute by Deborah James. (abridged)

Claudia Mary was born in Lower Hutt in 1939 to Claude and Mary Wysocki.… More

Funeral Homily for Fr John Kelly ocso

Alive or dead we belong to the Lord

The Rule of St Benedict urges monks to prefer absolutely nothing to Christ. Fr John took this to heart and willed it with a God-given determination: he had a will of iron, as we say, and once his conscience signalled a course of action, he responded accordingly.… More

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