Posts Tagged ‘missionary’

English translation of Fr Garin’s diaries launched Comments 0

Monday, April 15th, 2019

A new book published by Canterbury University Press brings to life a crucial period in the history of Aotearoa New Zealand when European settlers were mixing with Maori people and gives a compelling insight into Māori customs, values and beliefs of the time from a French perspective. A French Marist priest, Father Antoine Garin was Read more

American killed on Indian island was not a missionary Comments 0

Monday, November 26th, 2018

Indian police and church officials say the American killed on an isolated island was trying to convert tribal people to Christianity. John Allen Chau’s body was found last week on a beach of North Sentinel Island in the Bay of Bengal with arrow wounds. Dependra Pathak, director general of police of the Andaman and Nicobar Read more

NGOs should use more people of faith Comments 0

Monday, August 13th, 2018
people of faith

One of the region’s most experienced Pacific journalists suggests that countries such as Australia and New Zealand should use more people of faith in their development programmes. Bruce Hill has for many years reported for RNZ and ABC on Pacific issues. He says current secularism in the more developed nations is not exactly looked on with Read more

Fr Damian celebrates his 89th birthday Comments 0

Thursday, July 26th, 2018
Fr Damian

Father Damian Marinus celebrated his 89th birthday last Saturday. He arrived in the Cook Islands with his life-long friend Father John Rovers on November 11, 1957. His first appointments in the Cook Islands were to Mauke and Atiu. “Over time, Father John identified with Mauke and Father Damian with Atiu,” said Bishop Paul Donoghue speaking Read more

140th anniversary of mission arrival to be celebrated Comments 0

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

PEOPLE of Ulawa Island, Makira/Ulawa province will today commence a three days celebration to commemorate the 140th anniversary of the arrival of the first missionary that brought Christianity to Ulawa. The three days program will begin this Wednesday 18th July and concludes on the 20th July. Read more Related Posts:New bishop appointed for the Diocese Read more

Australian nun challenges deportation Comments 0

Monday, May 7th, 2018
Australian nun challenges Philippine government

An Australian nun has fought back against the Philippine government revoking her missionary visa. Sister Patricia Fox has been living in the Philippines for 27 years as a missionary. Sister Fox says the Bureau of Immigration has “no right to define and delimit the scope of our missionary and apostolate works.” The bureau says it Read more

Missionary work – what it’s like Comments 0

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Being a missionary in the Central African Republic means witnessing to the forgiveness and mercy of God, says Father Yovane Cox. Cox says sectarian violence in the Republic urgently calls for “showing mercy” and to “being ready to forgive, to help people to overcome terrible things such as death of a loved one or the Read more

The life of the last Irish missionary nun in Japan Comments 0

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

In 2010, Sister Paschal (Jennie) O’Sullivan returned home to Ireland at the age of 98 after 75 years of missionary work in Japan, which including teaching English at one of the Japan’s most prestigious girls’ schools, Denenchofu Futaba in Tokyo. Among her past pupils is Japan’s Crown Princess Masako. Following Sister Paschal’s 100th birthday, her Read more

Missionary priest believed to have hanged himself in Ghana Comments 0

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

A German priest with the Society of African Missionaries has been found hanging from a tree at a spiritual renewal centre in Ghana. Fr Thomas Schwiedessen had been sent to the centre for counselling after reportedly behaving strangely. He had been referred to a psychiatrist and was scheduled for a review. The priest was connected with Read more

“Half Naked” NZer on a mission to unite Samoan churches Comments 0

Friday, March 13th, 2015

Last Tuesday evening, Grant Holland was going from house to house at Tulaele in Samoa preaching church unity. He was only wearing a light brown pair of shorts, no shirt and carried a stick but no bible. Holland is a New Zealander who is  jointly charged with a Ms. Vaioleti Stowers with 12 charges of selling rental Read more