St Patrick’s Basilica

Photo selection from a visit on Christmas Day 2019 to a beautiful Catholic basilica in South Dunedin, two outside pics and two from inside. Redeveloped in the 2000s and officially re-opened 19 June 2016. I took several photos of stained glass windows although just one is shown below. They were made by the Munich firm... Continue Reading →

Mercy Parish

Christmas Day 2019 we visited a beautiful Catholic church in South Dunedin, St Patrick’s Basilica. The entrance is very welcoming. And note the use of Māori language as well as multi-language words of welcome. Dunedin, New Zealand. Some language information ~from Our Languages - Ō Tātou Reo "There are two official languages in Aotearoa New... Continue Reading →

Catholic Church, Ranfurly

Ranfurly Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Central Otago, New Zealand. 12 March 2022. As we headed out of town in the evening we found a gorgeous Catholic Church on the edge of town. We stopped and spent ages wandering around the church, admiring the beauty of the building and taking photos. As the sun sunk lower... Continue Reading →

The Art of Love

In need of spiritual and mental refreshment today I searched Bishop Jake's blog for "life is messy" knowing I'd get results to go with photos I'd already selected; the two photos below were taken at Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand on 07 May 2022.

Easter Meditation

This is a meditation for Easter that I've put together using four photos and words beginning with the letter 'L'. The first two photos are mine, the third arrived in my twitter feed yesterday, the last was in Ann Mackay's blogpost last Sunday NZ-time. Photos by others are used here with their permission. Click on... Continue Reading →

Good Friday, Autumn

As I write, it is Good Friday in New Zealand. In fact, it's a good Good Friday! My first photo, of a colourful maple, was taken just over the road from where we live this morning. The day started off so quiet, with no traffic or trucks going past our cottage as would happen at... Continue Reading →

Bright As A Button

What a great name! These two pics were taken at Queens Park in Invercargill in the modern rose garden and my title for this post is the real name of the rose. Southland, New Zealand; 25 February. ~The New Zealand Rose Society has a page about it at their website: December - Bright as a... Continue Reading →

Our Lady of Kyiv

For my blog today --Sunday now in NZ-- I'm sharing a tweet from Rev. Frank Ritchie (New Zealand). I found these words and photo to be a comfort: "A Byzantine icon. The original was painted in 1132 I believe. I purchased this many years ago. It is Our Lady of Kyiv. My two main prayer... Continue Reading →

Lord of the Sabbath

Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath. St. Mark II v28. [Mark 2:28] Stained glass window, St. Paul's Cathedral (Anglican). 18 Jan 2022.Dunedin, New Zealand. "This window was given in memorial of Arthur Robert Nichols by his mother in 1892. This young man died at the age of 19 1/2 years,... Continue Reading →

Former Presbyterian Church

Returning from Dunedin today we stopped in Lawrence, South Otago. This is the former Presbyterian Church; their modern church is just down the street. The church site dates back to the gold era of the 1860s, there's been a church building on the site since ~1864, that building later used for Sunday School. This building... Continue Reading →

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