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Fr Jean Baptiste Petitjean SM

‘Parish Priest to all New Zealand’ Part 1 of 3 It was a quick and peaceful death. On the 21st of September 1876, Father Jean Baptiste Petitjean SM knelt at the altar of St Mary’s Cathedral in Thorndon, Wellington, to pray his evening Office. Within a few minutes he was seen to slump to the […]

MM 50 Years Ago

A Cardinal for New Zealand The elevation of our metropolitan, Archbishop McKeefry, to be a Prince of the Church marks a stage in the life of the Church here. It is a sign not only of our coming of age as a Christian community but that this is recognised by our supreme Pastor in Rome. […]