Profiling Willie Campbell

I was born into a family that had two Dominican Sisters.  Both were cousins of my father, one on the Tither side and one a Collins.  They were Sisters when I was born so there was ...


Tui Motu – July 2016

From the July 2016  issue we include When I needed a bed, you were there in which Dave Brown and Angela McMorran describe to Bruce Munro how the night shelter offers a bed in an em ...


Profiling Kevin Toomey OP

How and Why did you become a Dominican Friar? I recall at the age of seven one of my two Dominican sister aunts, saying to me at Teschemakers, Oamaru, “Perhaps one day you’ll becom ...




Bishop Pat will celebrate the 12.15pm Mass on 3 August to honour 800 years of Dominican life in the Diocese on the newly fixed memorial day. There will be a cup of tea afterwards in Liston Hall. All welcome, especially those who have had contact with OP lay people, sisters and friars over the last ninety years.

Click here for the May 2016 Jubilee 800 Update with details of a national gathering in November.

ST CATHERINE OF SIENA AND MERCY – a Year of Mercy Reflection from Margaret Butler (Powerpoint format – 6MB)

Click here for news and photos of Opening Celebrations for the 800 Anniversary Celebrations.