Posts Tagged ‘Suzanne Aubert’

Governor-General serves guests at Compassion soup kitchen

Monday, June 27th, 2022
Compassion Soup Kitchen

Guests at the Home of Compassion Soup Kitchen in Wellington were served dinner recently by Governor-General Dame Cindy Kiro. After a health and safety briefing Dame Cindy was one of the team serving guests a hot meal. Her visit coincided with the 187th birthday celebration of Compassion founder Suzanne Aubert. Mother Aubert established the Soup Read more

Pope dispenses miracle requirement for sainthood

Thursday, May 26th, 2022
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CathNews, 11 April, reported the path to sainthood of missionary Mother Meri Hōhepa Suzanne Aubert had been delayed; a Vatican medical council concluded recently that a potential miracle attributed to her can be explained by medical science. This week, Pope Francis cleared the way for the canonisation of Blessed Giovanni Battista Scalabrini, founder of the Read more

No miracle delays Suzanne Aubert’s sainthood

Monday, April 11th, 2022
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The path to New Zealand sainthood of missionary Mother Meri Hōhepa Suzanne Aubert has been delayed. A Vatican medical council concluded recently that a potential miracle attributed to her can be explained by medical science. Sister Margaret Anne Mills, leader of the Sisters of Compassion in Island Bay, Wellington, says the medical council’s ruling means Read more

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
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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