Posts Tagged ‘SMSM sisters’

Sister Emerentiana R.I.P

Thursday, April 30th, 2020

Sr Mary Emerentiana, SMSM, died in Auckland on March 7. She was 92 years old. She served in many positions in the Missionary Sisters of the Society of Mary. She represented the Vatican at the World Council of Churches in Geneva in the 1990s. Read more in NZ Catholic Related Posts:Covid outbreak in Philippine convent Read more

Samoa: Sister Emanuela marks sixty years of service

Monday, December 10th, 2018

Sister Emanuela Betham yesterday celebrated 60 years serving as a Sister of the Missionary Sisters of the Society of Mary (S.M.S.M.) Marist Missionary life. A church service was held at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish Church at Mt. Vaea yesterday evening to commemorate her achievement, which was attended by members of the S.M.S.M. sisters, Read more

The last of Sister Patrick’s Golden Girls still in the saddle at 81

Thursday, October 5th, 2017
Sister Patrick's

After 64 years working for many of the country’s influential leaders, Samoa’s longest-serving public servant is not looking to give up soon. Marie Margret Ripley’s deep and strong values are inspired by her influential teacher, Sister Patrick, who taught many of Samoa’s secretarial skills at St. Mary’s, Savalalo in the late 1950s. Sister Patrick belonged Read more

Sister Patricia Stowers SMSM – RIP

Friday, October 28th, 2016

Sister Patricia Stowers, of the Missionary Sisters of the Society of Mary (SMSM) passed away on October 12 at Ste-Foy les Lyon (France), after a long illness. She was an outstanding leader who served the SMSM sisters at the highest level. “Patricia was a Marist woman, a woman of the Church, and a woman of Read more

Auckland SMSM training centre to close

Friday, October 16th, 2015

After more than six years, the Missionary Sisters of the Society of Mary ( SMSM ) has stopped using four adjacent homes in Gloucester Rd in Manurewa, as its training centre. The religious order has run training programmes in New Zealand for 80 years and in Auckland since 1995. The society’s Auckland administrator Sister Patricia Leamy Read more

Book commemorates SMSMs 150 years of service in Samoa

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

A colourful record of the 150 years history of the work of the Missionary Sisters of the Society of Mary [SMSM] in Samoa and the Jubilee celebrations in Apia last year, was launched last Saturday. The 150 Anniversary Commemoration Magazine is the work of a Media Committee led by Sister Vitolia Mo’a and was designed Read more

Samoa – Govt considers paying teachers in church schools

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

The Prime Minister of Samoa, Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi has promised that the government look at the long overdue proposal from church schools to have their teachers paid for by the government. He made this promise while delivering the keynote address at the celebration marking 150 years of work by the Missionary Sisters of the Read more

SMSM jubilee begins with thanksgiving mass

Friday, June 6th, 2014

A mass to officially open the 150th jubilee of the Missionary Sisters of the Society of Mary (SMSM) in Samoa was held at the newly opened Mulivai Cathedral on Sunday Bishop Peter Brown from American Samoa was the principal celebrant. Head of State, His Highness Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi addressed the crowd. “On Tuesday Read more

Unique Independence celebrations for Catholics in Samoa

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

This year’s Independence day celebrations has been a unique one for the Catholic Church in Samoa. The new cathedral was officially blessed and the Missionary Sisters of the Society of Mary (SMSM sisters) are celebrating 150 years of service in Samoa. Past pupils came from around the world to participate in yesterday’s Independence Day parade. Read more

SMSM’s celebrate 80 years in Samoa

Friday, August 17th, 2012

On Wednesday, the feast of the Assumption, St. Mary’s Primary School Savalalo and St. Mary’s College Vaimoso celebrated the 80th birthday Missionary Sisters of the Society of Mary (SMSM) in Samoa. The Principal of St Marys College, Sister Sosefina Stowers, related that “In 1864, Bishop Battalion sent Sister Marie de la Merci to Samoa from Read more