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Going with God Love One Another

“And hospitality do not forget: for by this some, being not aware of it, have entertained angels.” Hebrews 13:2 Lyon was one of the last places I visited on my pilgrimage through France. I stayed at the Centre Jean Bosco which is about a minute’s walk from the exquisite Notre Dame de Fourvière, a World […]

St Patrick’s Basilica Renewed

Tented scaffolding has been erected around St Patrick’s Basilica in Macandrew Rd, Dunedin, as part of a $1.7 million preservation project. St Patrick’s redevelopment committee chairman, Sean Toomey, says the current work involves earthquake-strengthening, removing the roof to fix leaks and install new damp-proof floors. The work on the Basilica is part of a redevelopment […]

One Cathedral to unite them all

Two of the highest profile buildings badly damaged in the Christchurch earthquake of February 2011 were the two Cathedrals. The Anglican gothic building in the centre of Cathedral Square was a city landmark. The rebuilding project has been marked by controversy; the Dean has resigned and a group of architects has taken the Diocese to […]

Mary pirouettes 180° during earthquake

During the February 22 Quake in Christchurch , a statue of the Virgin Mary in the South Tower of the Blessed Sacrament Cathedral was turned 180° in the violent motion. On May 22 she was carried full circle in procession around the damaged Basilica.(cf Front Cover) She was accompanied by 200 people praying Rosaries, and […]