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July 1, 2020

The 50th Earth Day

... is an occasion for renewing our commitment to love and care for our common home and for the weaker members of our human family. As the tragic coronavirus pandemic has taught us, we can overcome global challenges only by showing solidarity with one another and embracing the most vulnerable in our midst.… More

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July Saints

Saint Lawrence
of Brindisi
(1559-1619)

Lawrence was born in Brindisi, Italy, and named Caesare de Rossi. At the age of 16, he became a Franciscan and took the name Lawrence. Well-educated at the University of Padua, he began preaching soon after ordination.… More

MM 50 Years Ago


St Mary of the Angels Choir

Mr Maxwell Fernie (below, left) was appointed musical director at St Mary of the Angels, Wellington, in 1958. He became organist as well on the retirement of Mrs G P Aldridge, who had been the organist since March 1925.… More

July Crossword by Max

The winner of the Marist Messenger prize for the May Crossword was

Joyce Taylor of Wigram, Christchurch.



Solution for June

Across: 1 Lord, 3 Barabbas,
9 Chimere, 10 Terce, 11 Orant, 12 Israel, 14 Simeon, 16 Philip, 19 Stigma, 21 Merit, 24 Ochre, 25 Galilee, 26 Dewberry, 27 Acid.… More


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