Posts Tagged ‘Papal award’

Taranaki woman receives award from the Pope

Monday, June 11th, 2018

A Taranaki woman dubbed a taonga to the Catholic community has received a prestigious Papal honour. Margaret Hurley was awarded a Benemerenti Medal, a decoration awarded by the Pope and sent straight from the Vatican, during a service at New Plymouth’s St Joseph’s church on Sunday. Continue reading

Papal Medal for Brendan Gilmore

Monday, December 4th, 2017

Wellington South Parishioner Brendan Gilmore was presented with a Benemerenti medal by Cardinal John Dew in St Gerard’s Church, Mt Victoria, on Sunday 5 November. Numerous testimonies were received in support of this award from Pope Francis. Read more in WelCom

Prominent Catholic businessman Wenceslaus Anthony dies

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Catholic businessman Wenceslaus Anthony, has died following a brief illness in India on July 23. He had recently received the Papal Medal, Pro Ecclessia Et Pontifice for distinguished service to the Church. Anthony was Chairman of the Divine Retreat Centre of New Zealand. He worked very closely with the late Mother Teresa and was the Read more

Catholic music man’s service gets Papal award

Monday, July 24th, 2017

Pope Francis has sent a special acknowledgement from the Vatican City to one of Howick’s dedicated and devoted Catholic parishioners. On Sunday at his beloved Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, Peter Gilmour received  a Papal award, the Benemerenti, which translates from Latin to meaning great work.  Continue reading

Papal Honour for CWL Church Volunteer

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

A prestigious papal honour has been bestowed on Te Awamutu woman Betsy Reymer for her lifelong service to the Catholic Church. Hamilton Catholic Bishop Steve Lowe visited St Patrick’s Catholic Church in Te Awamutu this month to present the Benemerenti Medal and a certificate to the 84-year-old. Over the last three decades Mrs Reymer has Read more

Pope honours prominent Catholic Indian for service to NZ church

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Pope Francis has bestowed on a prominent member of the Catholic Indian and business communities the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice (For Church and Pope)  medal. Wenceslaus Anthony,  a Catholic, the the Chairman of the Divine Retreat Centre of New Zealand and Chairman of Indian Newslink Community Fund. Continue reading

Papal award of Samoan Diplomat Fe’esago Siaosi Fepulea’i

Friday, May 13th, 2016

Fe’esago Siaosi Fepulea’i was presented a Papal Award by Archbishop Alapati Lui Mateiliga during Mass at the Immaculate Conception of Mary Cathedral in Apia last Sunday. He was presented with the Order of the Holy Sepulchre Pro Ecclesia Et Pontifice. An 80 year old nun, Sister Elisapeta, received the Pro Ecclesia Et Pontifice. It was Read more

Isobel Walsh receives Papal award

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

Isobel Walsh has received a Papal award. Devotion to the Catholic Church has played a huge part in her life. Mrs Walsh was presented with the Benemerenti Medal at a mass and ceremony at the St Theresa of Lisieux parish in Invercargill yesterday afternoon. Afterwards, she said she was unable to imagine not having a Read more

Long serving organist receives papal medal

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

For more than 40 years the sweet sounds coming from Orakei’s St Joseph’s Church have been the work of a talented organist. Hugh Fulton of St Heliers has received a papal medal from Pope Benedict XVI in recognition of his service to the Catholic church. The 71-year-old lawyer has received a Benemerenti medal for his Read more

Fr Bill Leeming receives Papal award

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Fr Bill Leeming, long serving secretary at the Papal Nunciature in Wellington, received a papal award on Friday. The Apostolic Nuncio to New Zealand, Archbishop Charles Balvo,  presented Fr Bill Leeming with a Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice medal at a ceremony at the Marist Centre in Thorndon where Bill lives. The Pro Eccllesia et Pontifice medal Read more