In a Hidden Manner …
The Story of the Marist Sisters in Aotearoa-New Zealand
By Sr Karin Christieson sm,
published February 2011 by the Marist Sisters of New Zealand Trust Board.
Completing a trilogy of works on the history of the Marist Sisters in Oceania, this book was launched recently by Fr Neil Vaney sm at the Marist Primary School Hall in Mt Albert on Sunday 13th February. An enthusiastic gathering of Marist Sisters, parishioners, representatives of other religious congregations, ex-students,
family and friends met in the place which was the first school of the Marist Sisters in New Zealand in 1927. Sr Karin Christieson, the author, spoke of her research process over some fifteen years. Fr Neil Vaney sm, recalled his personal experience of being educated by the Marist Sisters in Karori, Wellington and the distinctive contribution the sisters made to his education and personal development.
Outlining the social and ecclesial context, the book relates the beginnings of Marist Sisters communities in various parts of New Zealand – Mt Albert, Herne Bay, Waitaruke, Te Huahua, Putaruru, Wellington, Moerewa and Whangarei up to 1980’s. An epilogue brings the story of the sisters to the present. Appendices include an administrative history and a list of Sisters who have lived and worked in New Zealand.
Copies are available from:
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