Posts Tagged ‘Home of Compassion’

Icon of the South began his life at the Home of Compassion

Monday, May 9th, 2022

Eulogies for a Timaru City Councillor speak of a man who started his life at the Home of Compassion and spent his life working for the benefit of others. Even as a toddler the young Terry Kennedy knew what he wanted and how to get it. His determination, persistence and stubbornness made Kennedy the man Read more

Sale of pensioner housing to a Catholic charity/corporate partnership opposed

Monday, July 31st, 2017

Labour party leader Andrew Little has added his voice to the Horowhenua District Council’s plans to sell its  115 pensioner housing units to Compassion Horowhenua Speaking to NZME’s Sadie Beckman ahead of a meeting in Levin last Friday, Little said he had noticed that the proposed purchaser of the housing was not just a charity, Read more

National day of celebration marks Suzanne Aubert’s progress to sainthood

Monday, June 19th, 2017

The Sisters of Compassion and the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference have announced the first Sunday of October as a day of celebration for the Venerable Suzanne Aubert. Suzanne Aubert was the founder of the Sisters of Compassion, New Zealand’s only home grown order of Sisters. In 1997 the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference supported Read more

The capital celebrates 115 years of Soup Kitchen compassion

Friday, July 1st, 2016

On Friday 1 July the Compassion Soup Kitchen hosts its Annual Street Appeal with a variety of activities happening across Wellington. Over 200 volunteers will be out on the streets of the capital collecting donations from the public. In the past 12 months, the Compassion Soup Kitchen served 9,939 breakfasts and 17,493 dinners. Providing two Read more

Former Aubert creche could become major tourist attraction

Friday, February 26th, 2016

An old creche in Memorial Park could bring an influx of tourists and millions of dollars to Wellington, but it’s not without headaches according to Suzanne Aubert Compassion Centre director Francis Fanning. Fanning said a key part of that plan would be to turn the Home of Compassion creche, which was built by Mother Aubert in Read more

Suzanne Aubert’s former crèche reaches its new Wellington home

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

The former Home of Compassion crèche on Buckle St in Wellington has reached its new home, but the future use of the building is undecided. The three-stage relocation involved moving the 200-tonne building 15 metres to the west and raising it 3m. Built in 1914, the creche continued the work that Mother Aubert began in Read more

Sister Annette helping out at the Home in Tamavua

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

In a recent interview published in the Fiji Times, Compassion Sister Annette Green shared some of her life story with reporter Sailosi Batiratu. Annette said she made her first trip to Fiji in 1962, teaching at  St Agnes Primary School in Nabua until the end of 1976. This time she says she is there to help Read more

Documentary about Sister Loyola Galvin

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Sister Loyola Galvin, from the Home of Compassion in the Wellington suburb of Island Bay, was named national NZ Gardener of the Year 2008 by NZ Gardener magazine, and interviewed twice by Kim Hill in 2008. Filmmaker Jess Feast was inspired by those interviews to make a documentary film about Sister Loyola, Gardening With Soul, Read more

Chanel Home of Compassion Fiji: work begins on new wing

Friday, July 26th, 2013

On Tuesday the senior residents and invited guests of the Chanel Home of Compassion in Tamavua, Fiji, took part in a ground-breaking ceremony to mark the construction of a new wing. The $3.5 million project will increase the bed capacity up to 33, and will make it easier to meet the greater needs of today Read more

Chaplain helps Whanganui prison inmates record CD of original music

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

Whanganui prison chaplain, Home of Compassion Sister Litia, and local volunteer, John Scudder, have helped a group of inmates at the prison record a CD of original music. While assisting the men spiritually, Sister Litia recognised they had musical talent and thought that talent could be used to address their behaviour. The nine prisoners, using the name Urban Read more