News Archive 2001
Civilized, writ large is the word I repeated most often during this month of my visit to Aotearoa. This is the most civilized country I have ever been privileged to visit, and I have gotten around quite a bit on all five continents. "How civilized!" is what I called out upon arrival at Auckland airport, when, at 5.00 am, a lovely lady offered arriving passengers free coffee and tea, immediately after passport control.
14 June 2001
Compassion Hospital is one of Wellington's treasures and next month all those who enjoy pounding the beat can help to upgrade its facilities.
21 May 2001
On the 30th of November 2001 the Sisters of Compassion handed over ownership of their Timaru Home to the recently formed St Vianney’s Trust. This marked the end of an era spanning some 50 years.
27 November 2001
John Paul II, the Sovereign Pontiff, has deigned to confer on Sister Dorothea Meade DOLC the decoration of the Venerable Cross Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice.
29 October 2001