Posts Tagged ‘Suzanne Aubert’

New school bears Venerable Suzanne Aubert’s name

Monday, March 22nd, 2021

“To engage, inspire and empower through Christ”: this vision, the motto of Suzanne Aubert Catholic School, was inspired by the work of Venerable Suzanne Aubert, and is what will guide the foundation board of trustees, staff and students in the creation of this new community of learning. After only six months of planning, praying and Read more

No evidence Suzanne Aubert used cannabis

Thursday, July 2nd, 2020
cannabis grower

Mother Suzanne Aubert somewhat surprisingly featured in Wednesday’s Jesse Mulligan interview with James Borrowdale about his new book, Weed: A New Zealand Story; a book about cannabis. The book once again raises the conjecture that Aubert was New Zealand’s first commercial cannabis grower. Mulligan asked the author to expand a bit on what he had Read more

First time school named after Suzanne Aubert

Monday, June 15th, 2020

The Sisters of Compassion consider that having a school named after their foundress is an honour. Although other schools have named classrooms and class houses after the Venerable Suzanne Aubert, this is the first time a whole school has been so named. Sr Josephine Gorman, DOLC, told NZ Catholic the sisters “are happy knowing Suzanne Aubert’s Read more

New Zealand bishops hopeful of Suzanne Aubert cause

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

New Zealand bishops have expressed satisfaction after a discussion with Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, on the cause of Venerable Suzanne Aubert. New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference secretary Bishop Stephen Lowe of Hamilton described the meeting as “positive.” Auckland Bishop Patrick Dunn, Wellington Cardinal John Dew, Christchurch Read more

Suzanne Aubert moves one step further on path toward sainthood

Monday, November 4th, 2019

Suzanne Aubert is one more step on the road to sainthood. A plausible miracle attributed to her has been referred to Vatican doctors for scrutiny. New Zealand Catholic bishops, in Rome for a pilgrimage and a meeting with Pope Francis last week, discussed the possible canonisation of Suzanne Aubert with the Congregation for the Causes Read more

Wellington city acknowledges Suzanne Aubert’s devotion to needy

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

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

Suzanne Aubert needs miracle

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

Venerable Suzanne Aubert Celebration Day

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

Art exhibition – The Nun and the Poet : Jerusalem

Monday, September 18th, 2017

The Space Gallery’s exhibition in Whanganui, The Nun & The Poet: Jerusalem, includes etchings, woodcuts and photographs created by Michaela Stoneman during and after her times spent at Hiruharama (Jerusalem) on the Whanganui river. There is a companion booklet with writings from Baxter, Aubert, Mere Hohepa, Jessie Munro and others as well as Stoneman’s own writing. Read more