Posts Tagged ‘benefactors’

Samoan people donate 1 million tala for Tonga’s Carmelite monastery Comments 0

Monday, December 11th, 2017

The people of Samoa have raised over a million tala to help build a new Carmelite monastery in Tonga. Last Thursday there was a Mass and blessing ceremony in Apia. The Chairman of the Samoa Charity for the Carmelites Foundation, La’aulialemalietoa Leuatea Polataivao Fossie Schmidt, told Talamua that the money has already been sent to Tonga. But they felt Read more

Jack Guy R.I.P – was known for his quiet generosity Comments 0

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

A man who helped build modern Northland, the construction king, visionary and philanthropist Jack Guy, has died. His legacy reflects a devout religious side as well as a deep empathy for people, and his love of Northland. Guy was founding trustee and benefactor of the Catholic Homes Trust which built the Marian Heights Lifestyle Village. Read more

Pope tells benefactors Church doesn’t need ‘dirty money’ Comments 0

Friday, March 4th, 2016

Pope Francis told Church benefactors who profit from exploitation of workers to take back their donations and “burn it.” “I think of some benefactors of the Church that say ‘take this offer for the Church,’ and it is profit from the blood of those abused, treated as slaves, workers with poorly paid jobs,” the pope Read more

Pushpay: Kiwi ingenuity creates electronic collection plate Comments 0

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

A fast growing New Zealand-based company has developed Pushpay, an app that allows you to use your mobile to give a donation to your church in ten seconds. Pushpay provides mobile tools that help make payments easy between consumers and merchants and is geared to mobile charitable giving. Some 93 percent of Pushpay’s merchant clients are Read more