Suzanne in St Josephs.. Oakune JPGSeveral parishes around the country have created displays and regular messages in parish newsletters, to help promote the ‘spirituality and good works’ of Suzanne Aubert.

  • St Francis de Sales Church in Island Bay has created a Suzanne exhibit at the entrance to the church.
  • At St Josephs in Ohakune you will see a wonderful display.
  • Sacred Heart Parish in Ponsonby and Herne Bay has an reflection in each weeks’ parish newsletter. One week recently it included:

“When Suzanne and her French colleagues arrived in Auckland in 1860 they initially joined the Sisters of Mercy but because their real desire was to work with Maori they moved to the Nazareth Institute which boarded and educated Maori girls. In 1862 they formed a new congregation under the jurisdiction of Bishop Pompallier, The Holy Family, which was responsible for the teaching of Maori girls. Here, Suzanne now Sr Mary Joseph, became affectionately know as “Meri.”

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Please share photos and details of what is happening in your parish to promote the ‘Spirituality and Good works’ of Suzanne Aubert.

More Parish Displays created

We love to see examples of Church and school displays that feature Venerable Suzanne Aubert. If you can send a photo of the display in your parish church, we will put it here for everyone to see.

Recent displays below are from

St Teresa of Lisieux in Riccarton,

St Johns Church in Mairangi Bay, Auckland

St Francis de Sales in Island