Prison chaplain Marie Roche honoured

Sister Marie Roche  received a civil honour at Queen’s Birthday. She becomes a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit after nearly half a century as a nun, including 15 years as Rimutaka Prison’s Catholic chaplain.

“I am very humbled by it because I look around and see all those wonderful people doing wonderful things.”

She shrugged off the extraordinary lengths she goes to for prisoners, including driving many of them across the North Island when they are freed. “I do what I need to do.”


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