Posts Tagged ‘Deaf’

Pray the Lord’s prayer in New Zealand sign language

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

New Zealand Sign Language Week 2018 is occurring from the 7th to the 13th of May. There are many ways to engage with New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) Week. A great way to connect NZSL with prayer would be to learn the Lord’s prayer in NZSL. Watch this video (turn the subtitles on!) from the Deaf Read more

St Theresa’s school is signing away

Thursday, October 5th, 2017
St Theresa's

St Theresa’s School in Plimmerton is the focus of a new short documentary by Van Asch Deaf Education Centre. The Making of a NZSL School follows Andre, who began as a new entrant at the school in 2016. The film shows his, his classmates’, teachers’ and the wider school community’s journey in learning New Zealand Read more

Lachlan Bartlett – Recent St Bede’s old boy wins scholarship

Friday, September 9th, 2016

A college and community leader from Harewood in Christchurch has been awarded the prestigious runner-up prize of this year’s Cochlear Graeme Clark Scholarship for Australia and New Zealand. Nineteen-year-old Lachlan Bartlett will benefit from the financial assistance from Cochlear to help fund his double degree of law and criminal justice at the University of Canterbury. Read more

Brother George receives a Human Rights Award

Friday, August 7th, 2015

Brother George Van der Zant has received a Solomon Islands Human Rights Award. The award recognises his efforts to advance the education of youth with disabilities. George is the Director of the San IsiDro Care Centre at Aruligo in Guadalcanal. He has been a brother for 57 years and has spent 42 years working in Read more

Lack of New Zealand Sign Language interpreters for Mass

Friday, July 11th, 2014

Many Catholic deaf people do not have strong links to the Church and are not regular attenders because of the lack of access to NZSL interpreters says Palmerston North deaf community chaplain David Loving- Molloy. He says deaf community chaplains are making the DVD that can be used to train priests to introduce New Zealand Read more

Pope calls for culture of encounter in audience with blind and deaf

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

During an audience with people who are blind and deaf on March 29, Pope Francis called for a “culture of encounter” and rejected a “culture of exclusion”. “The sick or disabled person, because of their fragility, limits, can become a witness of this encounter: the encounter with Jesus, which opens us to life and faith, Read more

Pope Francis to have exclusive audience with deaf and blind people

Friday, March 14th, 2014

In a first for a Roman Pontiff, Pope Francis is to have an exclusive audience with people who are blind and deaf. The audience is scheduled for March 29 in the Vatican’s Paul VI hall. Participants can hardly wait for the encounter. “I am pleased that the Pope is making the whole world aware of Read more

Benedict advised against air travel

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Spikes in Pope Benedict’s blood pressure means his physician advised him to avoid air travel, reports Marco Tosatti. Benedict’s health is progressively deteriorating, and the 85-year-old pontiff often has problems sleeping, reports the veteran Vatican journalist. Tosatti notes Benedict has fallen out of bed several times on recent trips abroad, and his doctor had advised him Read more