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The Inspiring Story of Silent Night(0)

December 1, 2020

He was illegitimate, grew up in a hangman's cottage, and he wrote the words for 'Silent Night'. His mother's name was Anna Schoiberin. His father was a mercenary soldier and deserter called Franz Mohr, who never saw him. The hangman provided accommodation in his house for single mothers and their children, as he was trying to improve his reputation by works of charity.… More

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World Day of the Poor – 15 November

The late Bishop John Mackey of Auckland is quoted as often saying, “It’s a sad and sinful world”, and it is. Much sadness is a consequence of poverty, and much poverty results from greed and sinfulness.

Even though “humankind cannot bear very much reality” (T S Eliot, Four Quartets), we need to be aware of what is happening in the world.… More

October Events

Day of Celebration for Venerable Suzanne Aubert

Sunday 4 October

The first Sunday in October is the closest to the anniversary of Suzanne Aubert’s death on 1 October 1926. Nationally observed, this celebration promotes and rejoices in the spirituality and good works of Venerable Suzanne Aubert.… More

Social Justice Week 6-12 September

Catholic social teaching articulates a vision which springs from Scripture and has taken shape down the centuries. It is a vision that takes as its starting point God’s creation of human beings “in the image and likeness of God” (Genesis 1:27).… More


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