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Wednesday 29 August

Beheading of John the Baptist Jeremiah 1:17:19; Psalm 71; Mark 6:17-29 Dangerous to speak out? A powerful King, a jealous Queen, and a dutiful daughter. Today’s gospel is the stuff of intrigue. John the Baptist spoke out against the attitudes and choices of the powerful. He spoke out against what was wrong. What is “wrong” […]

Wednesday 29 November

Daniel 5:1-6, 13-14, 16-17, 23-28; Canticle Daniel 3:4-6; Luke 21:12-19 What about martyrdom? Being a Christian in Aotearoa New Zealand can be relatively comfortable. Being a martyr – a real one! – isn’t the threat that it is in some other countries, even today. Sometimes, though, putting others and their needs ahead of my own […]

Māori and the Marists (4)

Records of a 175 year relationship The MM is grateful to Archifacts, the magazine of the Archives and Records Association of New Zealand (ARANZ), to Theresa Graham, ARANZ president for permission to reprint this article. Ken Scadden died on 17 October last year. R.I.P. A Different Approach The teachings of the early Marist missionaries reflected […]

Sunday 14 August

the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Transferred to 14 August for 2016) Apocalypse 11:19, 12:1-6, 10; Ps 45; 1 Corinthians 15:20-26; Luke 1:39-56 Mary, assumed into heaven Patronal Feast of Aotearoa New Zealand This Sunday is the transferred feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. In 1838 Bishop Jean-Baptiste Pompallier dedicated the […]

Sea Sunday – The Apostleship of the Sea

10 July 2016 Never underestimate the value of a small gesture. That was the comment of a UK port chaplain after he responded to an unusual, but not surprising, request from a visiting ship’s captain. The captain had told the priest: “What my crew would really like is to walk on green grass. All they […]

Saturday 24 May

Acts 16:1-10, Ps 100, John 15:18-21 Mary our Mother As he led Marists, following in the footsteps of Mary it was no wonder that Bishop Pompallier put NZ under the protection of Mary. Later another Bishop placed Aotearoa New Zealand under the korowai of Mary Help of Christians. We are Mary’s special citizens. She will […]