Posts Tagged ‘Home of Compassion’

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 feature in Film Festival gem – “How Far is Heaven”

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

A full theatre watched the 90 minute long documentary “How Far is Heaven” at the Paramount Theatre on in Wellington on Saturday. The documentary is a “fly on the wall view” of the interaction between three Compassion Sisters  and the local community at Jerusalem on the Whanganui river. Particular emphasis is placed on the local Read more

Compassion Centre Soup Kitchen Community Garden.

Friday, August 10th, 2012

A glass house for the Compassion Centre Soup Kitchen is the latest addition to the Owhiro Bay Community Garden. Guests of the soup kitchen can now raise seedlings for their garden plot, with the help of staff members Sr Christina Williams and Lorraine Irwin. Guests were last year introduced to the garden by its coordinator, Read more

Sister Yvonne: not as famous but just as faithful

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

Home of Compassion Sister Yvonne Manera is one of three New Zealanders who feature in the Australian Woman’s Weekly Diamond Jubilee Collectors edition,”Elizabeth Our treasured Queen”. The article, “Sixty years of service” is about “three kiwis who have also spent six fulfilling decades in their fields”. The article tells how Sister Yvonne, who came from 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