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Saturday 28 April

St Peter Chanel Acts 13:44-52; Ps 96; John 15:12-17 or Luke 6:27-38 or John 12:26 Love A ‘must’ reading about love from John. We have all experienced love in one way or another, often unconditional. Or simple acts of kindness within a family, between friends or team mates, from neighbours, work mates, etc. Martyrs like […]

Thursday 28 April

St Peter Chanel Patron Saint of New Zealand Acts 13:44-52; Ps 96; John 15:12-17 Committed in love Peter Chanel was the first Marist saint and the first martyr of Oceania. By human standards he didn’t have a successful time in Futuna – all the success came after his death. But what he did have was […]

Tuesday 28 April

ST PETER CHANEL Acts 13:44-52; Ps 96; John 15:12-17 Do what I command you Today we honour our Marist saint Peter Chanel. The gospel tells us that a man can have no greater love than to lay down his life for his friend. Those first Marists who left France to spread the Gospel in Oceania […]

Friday 11 July

St. Benedict, Hosea 14:2-10; Ps 51; Matthew 10:16-23 Courage Matthew’s passage warns of the trials that those who spread the word can expect. Bigotry, hatred and persecution. In spite of these warnings many have taken the challenge. Some have been treated harshly. Some have been martyred. Peter Chanel was one. Even today we read of […]