Posts Tagged ‘Compassion Sisters’

Increasing need for meals Compassion Soup Kitchen

Thursday, August 26th, 2021
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The Compassion Soup Kitchen in Wellington has added more staff to help meet a 54 percent increase in people needing meals. During the 2020 lockdown, the Soup Kitchen distributed an average of 153 takeaway meals per day. This year the number of takeaway meals began at 190 and by Monday it had risen to 235. Read more

Compassion Soup Kitchen now running 7 days a week

Monday, March 30th, 2020
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Wellington’s Compassion Soup Kitchen is responding to the increasing need, and is running seven days a week, rather than its normal six. It is considered an “essential service”. “We will provide kai for as long as we possibly can,” the Compassion Soup Kitchen management say in a statement. The Compassion Soup Kitchen has moved to Read more

Flying Nun celebrates 80th birthday on a Harley

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

Sister Cecilia celebrated her 80th birthday by taking a spin of a Harley. “It was lovely,” she said. “I was nervous before I got on, but once we got going it was great.” It started as a joke but before she knew it Cecilia was flying down the Parade in Island Bay, a Wellington Suburb, on Read more

TV programme features Sister Christina

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Compassion Sister Christina of Jerusalem will feature on This Town, which screens on TV One on Wednesday. Sister Christina plays the organ and looks after the church and grounds at St Joseph’s Convent. She also helps out in the vege garden of the local school in Ranana, the last rural school left on the Whanganui Read more

Asbestos danger leads to closure Compassion Aubert Childcare

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

The Sisters of Compassion have announced that Aubert Childcare building, which is located at the Sisters’ Centre in Island Bay, Wellington, will have to be closed because they cannot afford to replace the building’s asbestos roof, which is crumbling, causing a health hazard. The building will be closed at the end of the 2012 childcare Read more

Compassion Sisters’ Aubert Home to close

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

The Compassion Sisters’ Aubert Home in Whanganui is to be closed because it is an earthquake risk. An engineers’ report has found that more than 67 per cent of the buildings are below the minimum earthquake standard required by law and could be dangerous in a moderate earthquake. The  residents, their families and staff have been told of the Read more