Posts Tagged ‘Dominican Sisters’

Nuns shaken but hopeful after robbery

Thursday, June 11th, 2020

A community of Dominican nuns in Hawaii is shaken but hopeful after a burglar broke into their convent last week and stole a minivan that the nuns use for their ministry. “It was still a good running car, even if it was 13 years old,” Sister Bernarda Sindol told CNA. Read more Related Posts:Covid outbreak 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

Dominican Sister’s Artwork for Roman basilica

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

The only New Zealander selected to produce artwork for the closing ceremony of the 800-year jubilee of the Dominican Order at the Santa Sabina Basilica in Rome in November had not painted a picture until she was 57. Now 78, Waimate-born Oamaru nun Sr Mary Horn is one of 16 sisters of the order around Read more

Teschemakers altar must stay put

Friday, October 21st, 2011

A decision released this week by the Environment Court has determined the Italian marble altar ” to be part and parcel of the chapel”at the former Teschemakers Catholic girls’ boarding school near Oamaru. and it cannot be removed without resource consent.

The issue arose last year when it was revealed the altar was to be dismantled and moved to Holy Name Church in Dunedin after it was given to the parish by the Dominican Sisters, who owned the Teschemakers chapel contents.

While those who supported the Teschemakers altar’s retention in the chapel were delighted with the court’s ruling, Fr Chamberlain was disappointed with the decision.

He could not say whether he would lodge an appeal or apply for resource consent.

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