Of Ngati Tuwharetoa, Bishop Māriu was born in Waihi and educated at Hato Paora College in Feilding. PDF (321 KB)
Blessed Mary MacKillop was an Australian nun who co-founded the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart (informally known as Josephites). PDF (431 KB)
Suzanne Aubert, also known as Mother Aubert, was born and raised in France. PDF (291 KB)
New Zealand’s first bishop, Jean Baptiste François Pompallier, was born in Lyon, France,
on 11 December 1802. PDF (211 KB)
Pope John Paul II has been the only Pope to have visited New Zealand so far. PDF (281 KB)
Increasing numbers of settlers had begun to put pressure on mission stations resulting in New Zealand being made an independent vicariate by... PDF (200 KB)
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Your relationship with God is obviously personal: no one can take your place in the history of the universe.
If sometimes you find it hard to see the world as a gift, you are not alone.
When you look out on the world at the beginning of each new day, there are two ways of seeing it.