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Franciscan Angles 2010-1

Franciscan Angles 2010-1

A newsletter of Anglican Franciscans in Aotearoa New Zealand – comes out from time to time and is funded by donations. To be on the New Zealand mailing list to receive printed black and white copies please contact the Editor.

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Romanian Orthodox Festival

The Romanian Orthodox cogregation which shares the chapel at Te Ara Hou is dedicated to St George.

This year they held their festival on Sunday 25th April with visitors from the Auckland and Wellington churches. After the service in the chapel they all moved to the friary lawn for the feast in a joyful atmosphere. The weather stayed fine for the more than 50 guests.

Quiet Day – Easter Week

About 25 people came to the friary for a Quiet Day during Easter Week conducted by Br Clark Berge (our Minister General).

The photo shows;

Brenda Trim TSSF, Rose Christie-French TSSF, Br Simone ssf, Alison Molloy TSSF, Rosemary Blackwell, Br Clark Berge ssf, and Fr Terry Molloy TSSF.

Missy, the friary cat also got into the picture.

The Friary this Week – Holy Week 2010

Life is fairly busy this week.

Brother Clark Berge, our Minister General, arrived last Thursday to spend a couple of weeks with us. He has just come from Papua New Guinea, where he spent time living with the brothers and also participating in the Ministers’ Meeting. This week he and Br Simone are taking part in the Holy Week devotions in Cambridge parish and also at St Peter’s School. Next week Br Clark will have some speaking engagements and will conduct a Quiet Day at the Friary.

Brother Brian is assisting with the Good Friday services at Melville during an interregnum.

Brother Clark and Brother Brian will then go to our Provincial Chapter meeting at Stroud, NSW, Australia.

Friary guests at the moment include a family recently arrived from the United Kingdom to settle in New Zealand. So we are a full house!

    Brother Clark Berge ssf

Quiet Day – Saturday 10 March 2010






Saturday 10th April 2010


10:00 am – 4:00pm



Led by Br Clark Berge SSF

Minister General of the First Order Brothers


Friary of the Divine Compassion

Te Ara Hou Village

100 Morrinsville Road




Bring your own lunch

Hot and cold drinks provided

Koha welcome


The day will conclude with Evening Prayer at 3:30pm

followed by an Afternoon Tea to which people are

openly invited.

This Week – 14 Feb 2010

Sunday 14th February 2010

This week began with Brian preaching at both the 8:00 am and 9:45am Eucharists at St Peter’s Cathedral Church. We had lunch together as a community at a restaurant in town for a couple of small friary celebrations. In the afternoon and evening Brian, Simone and Joseph travelled to Auckland and back, for the Requiem for Archbishop Jabez.

Monday 15th February 2010

In the morning the Village Forum held a regular meeting in the friary. Simone was on duty at Manaaki Mai overnight.

Tuesday 16th February 2010 (Shrove Tuesday)

Damian Kenneth participated in the Anglican Action Council meeting. Brian Simone and Joseph attended the annual barbecue which Bishop Denis Browne (Catholic Bishop of Hamilton) hosts for Religious in the Diocese.

Wednesday 17th February 2010 (Ash Wednesday)

The brothers attended the combined Anglican/Roman Catholic Ash Wednesday service, held this year in St Peter’s Cathedral Church. Bishop Denis was the preacher.

Thursday 18th February 2010

Joseph returned to Stroud after his stay here.

Br Joseph Visit

Br Joseph

Br Joseph is with us at the Friary in Hamilton for a couple of weeks for a time of familiarisation. He is usually based at the Hermitage of St Bernadine at Stroud NSW. Joseph hails from Western Australia, a former Royal Australian Navy chef and a member of the Vietnam Veterans’ Motorcycle Club of Australia. We certainly enjoy having him with us albeit for a short stay.

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