Posts Tagged ‘Consecrated Religious life’

Nun uses Instagram to debunk myths about religious life

Thursday, May 11th, 2023

Sister Elizabete, a member of the Daughters of Mercy and residing in Fortaleza, Brazil, uses her convent’s Instagram account to dispel misconceptions about religious life. Now 26, Elizabete joined the convent at the age of 17. Her social media presence has garnered over 163,000 followers since she started posting. Her posts balance profound content with Read more

Samoa: Sister Emanuela marks sixty years of service

Monday, December 10th, 2018

Sister Emanuela Betham yesterday celebrated 60 years serving as a Sister of the Missionary Sisters of the Society of Mary (S.M.S.M.) Marist Missionary life. A church service was held at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish Church at Mt. Vaea yesterday evening to commemorate her achievement, which was attended by members of the S.M.S.M. sisters, Read more

Josephite Sisters in Whanganui taking change in their stride

Monday, May 28th, 2018

Marie Skidmore, Marcienne Waite and Liz Hickey have known each other for 60 years as members of a Catholic Josephite order. They share their possessions in common. Since the early 1970s they haven’t worn a black and white habit, but what drives them is unchanged. Read more

Photography exhibition – Lives of Auckland’s silent nuns

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

When an Auckland photographer was offered a rare glimpse into the secretive world of a silent monastery, he didn’t expect the silent nuns to be as chatty as they were. Canadian-born, Cam McLaren spent six months documenting the lives of the contemplative nuns based at Mt Albert’s Carmelite Monastery earlier this year. Continue reading

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

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

Character building a former convent

Monday, November 20th, 2017

Constructed as a convent in the 1950s and later home to a legal practice – a landmark Papakura building is to go under the hammer as part of Bayleys’ final Total Property auction for 2017. The 296sq m, two-level building, on a large (1012sq m) site at 53 Wood St is for sale with vacant Read more

“Windows on a Women’s World” – Dominican Sisters in New Zealand

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

A new book on the history of the Dominican Sisters in New Zealand, Windows on a Women’s World, has recently been launched. It chronicles the transformation of the Sisters from a closed order to a congregation of religious women who became integrated in the wider community. The author, Susannah Grant, was commissioned by the Dominicans Sisters Read more

Good Samaritan Sisters celebrate 25 years in Kiribati

Friday, June 24th, 2016

The Sisters of the Good Samaritan marked 25 years of presence and ministry in Kiribati recently, with a Mass and traditional community celebration, a Botaki, at South Tarawa. The Mass of Thanksgiving was celebrated by Bishop Paul Mea MSC, the same bishop who originally invited the Good Samaritan Sisters to take up ministry in Kiribati Read more

More than 50 recently professed religious visit HART in Suva

Friday, June 17th, 2016

Last weekend a group of young men and women spent Saturday working with and talking with people in the Makoi Hart community in Suva. These young men and women are temporarily professed religious living and working in Fiji. Watch the video They come from a number of different congregations: Marist Sisters, Missionaries of the Sacred Read more

Four Sisters beaten by thugs dressed as policemen

Friday, June 10th, 2016

Four Sisters and two security guards were beaten up and robbed allegedly by 12 armed criminals in full police uniforms in their own house outside of Goroka in Eastern Highlands Province. The incident happened on Sunday May 8 between 9pm and 10pm in Bihute, several kilometres outside of Goroka town where the Catholic Sisters from Read more