Posts Tagged ‘Sisters of Compassion’

1918 influenza epidemic: Sisters of Compassion involvement recalled Comments 0

Monday, November 19th, 2018

The Sisters of Compassion’ involvement during the 1918 influenza pandemic is remembered in a temporary exhibition. The exhibition is open from 11 November 2018 – 31 March 2019 at Our Lady’s Home of Compassion at Island Bay in Wellington. Eight Sisters of Compassion responded. As the disease worsened they were joined by a further eight Read more

Wellington city acknowledges Suzanne Aubert’s devotion to needy Comments 0

Monday, October 8th, 2018

New Zealand’s capital city has recognised Suzanne Aubert’s lifelong devotion to the sick and the poor, with the installation of a heritage plaque at the crèche she built in 1914. The plaque was officially unveiled by Wellington City Councillor, Nicola Young, on Friday, the 92nd anniversary of Mother Aubert’s funeral on 5 October 1926. The Read more

New brew debuts at CompassionFest Comments 0

Monday, October 1st, 2018

The Presbyterian Church in Island Bay, Wellington, along with local community groups is putting on a festival from 4-7 October called CompassionFest, which celebrates the virtue of compassion through the life of Mother Aubert. One of the events is Splendid Drop, a beer-tasting night at which Petal and Pestle, a Belgian Red Ale brewed in honour of Mother Aubert, Read more

Compassion Soup Kitchen supreme winner at community awards Comments 0

Monday, July 30th, 2018

The Compassion Soup Kitchen in Wellington, run by the Sisters of Compassion for 116 years, was honoured as Supreme Winner at the 2018 Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards ceremony on Thursday 26 July. They also won the Health and Well-being category. The Wellington Airport Regional Awards are run by the Wellington International Airport, the Wellington Read more

Soup Kitchen vegetable garden opened in downtown Wellington Comments 0

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

An urban vegetable garden next to the Compassion Soup Kitchen in Haining Street, Wellington, was opened and blessed on Tuesday. The ceremony took place at 7am on a cool Wellington morning and was attended by about 100 people. The space for te māra (the garden) was gifted to guests of the Soup Kitchen by the Sisters of Read more

Suzanne Aubert needs miracle Comments 0

Monday, November 6th, 2017

Last year, Suzanne Aubert was declared “venerable” by Pope Francis, and supporters of her canonisation are now literally waiting on a miracle. A first miracle would see her named as “Blessed”, and a second would mean her being named a saint. The sisters of Compassion property in Island Bay has been developed in the expectation of Read more

Compassion Housing welcomed to the Horowhenua Comments 0

Thursday, October 5th, 2017
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Compassion Housing is taking on the Community Housing portfolio in Horowhenua. All existing local tenancy agreements will remain in place. Residents will now receive an increased level of service aimed both at improving well-being and decreasing isolation. Sister Margaret Anne Mills, the Congregational Leader of the Sisters of Compassion, says they are committed to Levin, Read more

Venerable Suzanne Aubert Celebration Day Comments 0

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

This coming Sunday will be Venerable Suzanne Aubert Celebration Day in all Catholic churches throughout New Zealand. The Sisters of Compassion, founded by Suzanne Aubert, and the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference agreed that the first Sunday of October will be marked as a day of celebration. All parishes have been asked to include a Read more

Suzanne Aubert declared Venerable Comments 0

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Suzanne Aubert, the founder of the Sisters of Compassion has been declared ‘venerable’, a major milestone on the path to sainthood in the Catholic Church. The announcement has just been made from Rome by Pope Francis. Being declared ‘venerable’ is a major step towards sainthood in the Catholic Church, says Dr Maurice Carmody, the promoter Read more

Suzanne Aubert Celebration Day on October 2nd Comments 0

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

The New Zealand Bishops Conference has lent its support to the first Suzanne Aubert Celebration Day on Oct 2, to coincide with the 90th anniversary of her death on 1st October 1926. All parishes have been asked to include a special Prayer of the Faithful at Masses on Oct 2 and also to make available Read more