Posts Tagged ‘Bishop Jean-Baptiste Pompallier’

Pompallier portrait auction delay

Thursday, September 16th, 2021

Covid lockdown has prevented the auction of a rare 19th century portrait in oils of Bishop Jean-Baptiste Pompallier. The portrait was due to be sold on September 11. Due to the current Delta variant of Covid and the resulting lockdowns the auction is postponed until Saturday October 9th. The portrait image went online on September Read more

New Zealand Catholics re-dedicate the country to Mary

Monday, August 16th, 2021

A packed congregation, on the feast of the Assumption, joined most of the country’s bishops at St Mary of the Angels, Wellington to rededicate New Zealand to Mary. Bishop Jean Baptiste Pompallier and the early Marist fathers and brothers first dedicated the mission to New Zealand before they left France. Then, after arriving, in 1938 Read more