Groups and Publications

Dominican Groups in Aotearoa New Zealand

The Lay Dominican Family in Aotearoa New Zealand

The focus for this group is a shared vision as a lay Dominican Group and supporting, encouraging and nourishing those attached to our group.

Lay community groups meet in various parts of Aotearoa New Zealand:

North Island

  • In Auckland an “Faith at the Interface of Life” Group meets monthly.  It is for those who are concerned to be true to things that came out of Vatican II, especially related to the document on the church in the modern world. Members of the group take turns to give input on and facilitate sharing on a number of topics that fit with the overall theme.
  •  A Lower North Island Group gather at Johnsonville in Wellington.  They have been studying the Erik Bornman book “Dominican Spirituality”.  They recommend this as a most useful, down to earth book.

South Island

  • Community in Dunedin offers a warm, welcoming and spacious place for prayer, study and community living.
  • A Dominican Family group has been meeting at Korimako  Dominican Ecology Centre, Invercargill, once a month. For 2015 it is on the first Thursday of the month where possible. We follow the Dominican four pillars foundational value of community (beginning with a shred meal at 6pm), study, prayer and action.
  • A young mothers group with their pre schoolers has been formed to meet here at Korimako, Invercargill on a Tuesday to pray, help in the garden and finish with a lunch. They call it NOURISHED BY NATURE  and aim to nourish each other with ideas for healthy gardening and eating as well as deepening their spirituality.

New members are always welcome.   To find out how to contact a group please email

Groups and publications associated with the Dominican Family in Aotearoa New Zealand

Tui Motu Inter Islands

Tui Motu is an exciting and challenging journal. We invite readers to question, debate and reflect on spiritual and social issues in the light of gospel values with the aim of creating a more just and peaceful society.  Website.

The Peace Place – Āiotanga

22 Emily Place, Central Auckland 1010

Phone 09 377 5541 | Email | Website

We provide a space, an oasis of quiet in the heart of Auckland.  Here, we do ordinary things to help increase peace ranging from meditation to movie nights.  Pax Christi also operate from our offices.

Pax Christi Aotearoa New Zealand

Pax Christi is committed to sharing prayer and reflection; to dialogue and cooperation with Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist and groups of no professed faith. We seek to understand the causes of war and conflict and to speak up and act for peace and human dignity. Our aim is to transform situations of conflict into cultures of peace by recognizing and reconciling differences and bringing opposing parties into a new relationship of justice, love and peace.  Pax Christi meet on the third Wednesday of each month at 6pm at The Peace Place.

Phone 09 3775541 | Email | Website