The Sisters of Compassion founded by Venerable Suzanne Aubert, and the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference agreed that the first Sunday of October would be marked as a day of celebration for the Venerable Suzanne Aubert-Meri Hōhepa. The purpose of this important national day of celebration is to promote and celebrate the spirituality and good works of Venerable Suzanne Aubert-Meri Hōhepa to as many people as possible. This year it will be on 1 October.
Her spirit lives on today in the work of the Sisters of Compassion. They are engaged in social work, pastoral care, prison and hospital chaplaincies, education, working with refugee and disadvantaged migrant communities, residential and home care of the sick and the elderly and support of people developing home gardens.
Pictured on the main slider: Venerable Suzanne Aubert's sarcophagus in the chapel at the Home of Compassion, Island Bay, Wellington.
Readings for 26th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Ezek 18:25-28. The sinner who decides to turn against sinfulness deserves to live.
Psalm 24:4-9. R. Remember your mercies, O Lord.
Phil 2:1-11. In your minds you must be the same as Christ Jesus.
Alleluia, alleluia. My sheep listen to my voice says the Lord; I know them and they follow me. Alleluia!
Matt 21:28-32. He went out moved by regret. The tax collectors and prostitutes will precede you into the kingdom of heaven.
Link to the resource for parishes and schools: Celebration Sunday - a comprehensive new booklet to download HERE
Contents include: Prayers of the faithful; Prayer of beatification; Closing prayer; Intercessory prayer; Newsletter notice; Historical story; the Lord's prayer for everyone.
Link to the Home of Compassion website HERE
United in compassionate love - Kua kotahi i roto i te Pūaroha