Posts Tagged ‘Catholic religious life’

Changes in store for erstwhile convent buildings

Monday, June 18th, 2018

A historic convent building in Newton has found a new life as a bookshop. And another former convent in Grey Lynn has just been sold for $4.1million. Warwick Jordan who runs Hard to Find Bookshop needed a new home for his 90,000 books. His shop was in Onehunga but the building was sold and the new Read more

Does religious life have a future?

Friday, March 4th, 2016

Those of us who entered religious life just after Vatican II will probably remember it in the words of Wordsworth after the French Revolution: “Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive”. Those were exciting years. In February 1968, aged 19, I entered an Irish Cistercian monastery. It was just three years after the Read more