El Camino de Te Tai Tokerau with an App to guide you

There are plans afoot to develop an App  to assist individuals, families and groups make  a self-guided pilgrimage of Te Tai Tokerau.

The App will provide for GPS coordinates, accommodation options, prayers, historical information and recorded talks by people of Te Tai Tokerau.

This development has been inspired by a pilgrimage led by Wiga Autet from the Auckland Diocese Religious Education Team.

The party of 8 visited the significant  Catholic sites in Te Tai Tokerau to learn more about their faith and to pause ponder and prayer at them.

The sites visited included:

  • Tane Mahuta: Maori gatekeeper to spirituality and Te Tai  Tokerau
  • Omapere Heads: Kupe’s and Bishop Pompallier’s entry to Hokianga
  • Our Lady of the Highway – Our Lady of Passchendaele – Omanaia
  • Totara Point: Site of the First Mass Bishop Pompallier
  • St Gabriel’s Church at Pawarenga
  •  Hata Maria – St Mary’s Church, Motuti: where Bishop Pompallier’s remains are kept.
  • Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Motukaraka.
  • The National Shrine of St Peter Chanel: Russell

Look out for news of the App on the Auckland Catholic Diocese’s website.


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