Category: Wel-com

A spirituality of ecology

An ecological spirituality of relationships will be the topic of two workshops visiting US lecturer Sister Patricia Irr osf will present in Wellington and Christchurch.
Sister Patricia is a member of the Franciscan Sisters of the Province of Wheaton,

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Refugee and migrant Sunday

The New Zealand Catholic Bishops’ Conference has deemed today, 9 July, as the day when we particularly remember the needs of refugees and migrants.
Many of our Catholic parish and school communities are distinguished by the increasing cultural diver

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Old M?ѬÅori instruments revived at Te Kainga marae

Nikki Phillips
Every Sunday Te Kainga Māori Catholic Marae in Kilbirnie celebrates the Catholic Māori way. The mass incorporates into its liturgy Te Reo Māori, waiata and more recently Taonga Puoro or Māori musical instruments. In

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Spirituality and the nature of the M‚Äöori art tradition

From traditional times Māori arts have been strongly orientated to the representation of ideas. Through these, arts communities have been put in touch with their spiritual roots.
Gathering and preparation of the materials was conducted under ritual

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The gospel and the treaty

Te Rongopai me te Tiriti o Waitangi
Barbara Cowan RSJ
In a workshop in which I participated some time ago, the following question was asked: If a group of aliens were to arrive in this land and begin to take over our various institutions – our s

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Student connectedness delivers success

Up to 30 percent of students in Catholic schools may be experiencing some alienation from their peers and from the school system. Br Pat Lynch explores the connection between this problem and the uninspiring nature of the school curriculum.

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East Timor rebuilding must focus on young people

As Wel-com went to press early last week, Timor-Leste was still without a prime minister and dependent on peace-keeping forces from New Zealand, Australia and Portugal to maintain order.
Meanwhile food supplies were expected to run out within a fort

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World Youth Day 2008 begins in Wellington

Planning in our archdiocese for World Youth Day (WYD) in Sydney 2008 has begun! In the middle of last month the Archdiocesan Planning Committee met for the first time.
This group of people, a collaboration of laity, religious and clergy, with admini

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Historic gathering of Josephites at link site

Anzac Day 2006 had special meaning for 85 Sisters of St Joseph who gathered at Perthville, NSW, where 130 years earlier the first Diocesan Josephite congregation commenced.
Members of the five branches of the Federation of Sisters of St Joseph – Pert

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Bl Mary MacKillop 8 August

The founder of the Religious of St Joseph in Australia and New Zealand, Mary MacKillop, is honoured next month in the church’s liturgical calendar. Sr Sian Owen explores the situation which led Mother Mary MacKillop to establish the order.

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