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New Year Resolutions

Emmet McHardy knew and understood the Bible’s teachings and put his prayer into action.

On the Missionary Endeavour of the Church

On the Missionary Endeavour of the Church Today’s Gospel (Cf. Mark 6:7-13) recounts the moment in which Jesus sent the Twelve on mission. After having called them one by one by name, “to be with Him” (Mark 3:14), listening to His words and observing His healing gestures, now He calls them again “to send them […]

Fr Antoine Garin in Auckland

On 14 April 2016 there was a Mass in honour of Fr Antoine Garin at St Michael’s in Remuera. Anyone with Nelson connections knows of the saintly Marist priest who organised the building of many of the early churches at the top of the South Island, but what claim does Auckland have on him? Antoine […]

Thursday 1 October

St Therese of the Child Jesus. Nehemiah 8:1-12, Ps 19, Luke 10:1-12 On mission We read in Luke 10 that “The Lord appointed seventy two others and sent them out ahead of him, to all the towns and places he himself was to visit.” St Therese wanted to be a missionary. She had a missionary […]

Holy Spirit Still Alive in the Young

By Debra Vermeer  When Indonesian-born Fr Boni Buahendri SVD was assigned to Australia as a missionary priest, he dreamed of working with indigenous people in a remote location. Instead, he found himself first in parish ministry and now working in formation of young missionaries, and says he could not be happier. “I love working with […]

Missions Étrangères de Paris – Paris Foreign Mission Society

Readers of the Messenger over the last couple of years will have seen a few articles sourced and translated from a magazine entitled “Missions Étrangères de Paris”. The magazine bears the name of the religious order that publishes it. The “Missions Étrangères de Paris” has a distinctive place in the missionary history of the Catholic […]

Wednesday 25 September

Ezra 9:5-9, Canticle of Tobit, Luke 9: 1-6 Travelling lights These strange instructions for the twofold apostolic ministry would not fit into a modern manual – no food or money, and minimum clothing. The unmistakable message is that pure, raw faith operates for good only when we are prepared to make room for God – […]

Can You Bear It?

Can you Bear It? A travel agent sees an old lady and gent peering in the shop window looking at the glamorous destinations. The agent had a very good week in sales and was having a rare feeling of generosity. He called the couple into his shop. ‘I know you’re pensioners and could never hope […]

Setting out, and setting out again…

Fifty years of missionary service as a Missionary Sister of the Society of Mary 1962, 8 December — Sr Marietta Judith Parsons made her Religious Profession by taking the three vows of Chastity, Poverty and Obedience, at Heretaunga, Upper Hutt. by Sr Bertha Hurley smsm 2012, 8 December – fifty years later, Sr Marietta celebrated […]

Missionary Audacity – the Mission to Tibet

On September 29, 2012, an exhibition entitled ‘Missions on the Roof of the World’ was opened at the headquarters of the Paris Foreign Mission Society (Société des missions évangéliques de Paris MEP) in Paris. The following is a shortened version of the address given by Cardinal Fernando Filoni, prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelisation […]