Posts Tagged ‘Brian Cummings’

Treat me with respect: Prayerful reflection with the movie “I, Daniel Blake”

Monday, March 11th, 2019
Fr Brian Cummings SM

At first sight there may not appear to be a great deal in common between director Ken Loach’s powerful movie, set in Newcastle in England, and the early Marist missions in the Bugey region of France. But while they are separated by 853 miles and 190 years, it is not too fanciful to suggest that Read more

Pondering in the heart: Prayerful reflection with Martin Scorsese’s “Silence”

Monday, February 18th, 2019
Fr Brian Cummings SM

For 25 years the possibility of Martin Scorsese making his film version of Shusako Endo’s novel “Silence” has been a matter of conjecture: Will he? Won’t he? Can he? With the film’s release, conjecture and debate continues. For some critics, it’s a major disappointment: slow moving (at 161 minutes); minimalist action; characters that fail to Read more

Hastings Council to buy Waimarama Domain from Church

Friday, May 13th, 2011

Hastings District Council and the Society of Mary have concluded negotiations regarding the purchase of the Society’s six hectares of land for Waimarama Domain. This purchase will ensure public access to the land, forever. The “agreement to purchase” follows negotiations between the Society and descendants of the original land owners. Representatives of the descendants included Jacqui Read more