"Pour out upon us the power of your love.." LS 246
"For all things speak of you..." Laudato Si 246
“The world is a joyful mystery." Laudato Si 12
“We journey through this land seeking God" LS 244
Photo of the ADW Thinking Stone - carved in Oamaru stone by Master Carver, Lou Kereopa, it is rich in Christian Māori symbolism

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image of the Cardinals Crest Cardinal’s reflections

It takes courage to use our gifts, to risk being a poppy of a different colour:“People are often unreasonable, illogical and self-centered;Forgive them anyway.If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;Be kind anyway.If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;Succeed anyway.If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;Be honest and frank anyway.What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;Build anyway.If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;Be happy anyway.The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;Do good anyway.Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;Give the world the best you’ve got anyway.You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and your God;It was never between you and them anyway.”St Teresa of Calcutta ... See MoreSee Less

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