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Farewell, and thanks As we say goodbye to Fr Bernard Carney, the team at the Marist Messenger expresses heartfelt thanks to him for his devotion and dedication to the magazine. Fr Bernard is taking on a new role as leader of the Marist community at St Basil’s Court (formerly Armstrong Village) in Christchurch. We wish […]

Marist Outpost in the Winterless North

Tucked away in the outskirts of Okaihau in Northland is a Marist community house, comprised of three small office buildings cobbled together in 2003/2004. Presently the community is led Fr. Kerry Prenderville, assisted by Fr Sione Matu Lomu and Br. Pius Keene. Fr David Moore (retired) is also in residence. With roots in Okaihau, I […]