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"Mary, cause of our joy... Enflame us in this darkened world to be bearers of the light. Mary Mother of the Light, pray for us."

The Beatitudes in New Zealand is home to the Sanctuary of Fourvière.
Mary Mother of the Light.
Pray for Us!

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NEWS - Pope Francis welcomes the Beatitudes at the Vatican.

Pope Francis has welcomed members of the Community of the Beatitudes to the Vatican on Monday 17 April, on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the foundation of the Community!

At the meeting, the Pope presented a public letter affirming the Beatitudes charism as a great gift of the Holy Spirit!

Read the full letter here!

Life of Prayer
Spiritual Accompaniment 2
Come and See 2
Spiritual Accompaniment
Come and See
Days of Recollection
Beautiful Liturgy

Coming up.....

  • Feast of the Assumption. 15th August. Details to come...
    13 Aug, 10:30 am
    Leithfield, 67 Leithfield Road, Leithfield 7481, New Zealand
    Celebrating the dedication of Aotearoa New Zealand by Bishop Pompallier to Our Lady under the title of Mary, Assumed into Heaven.
  • Celebrating the Venerable Suzanne Aubert
    01 Oct, 12:00 pm
    Leithfield, 67 Leithfield Road, Leithfield 7481, New Zealand
    Suzanne Aubert was one of the first Catholic missionaries to new Zealand. She worked with Māori and the early settler's families, for the poor and vulnerable. She is celebrated each year on the 1st October.
  • St Thérèse Rose Petal Evening
    Sat, 07 Oct
    07 Oct, 5:30 pm
    Leithfield, 67 Leithfield Road, Leithfield 7481, New Zealand
    This is a beautiful time of prayer and reflection with St Thérèse of Lisieux, who promised to spend her heaven doing good on earth like a shower of rose petals from heaven.
  • Fourvière Festival of Lights
    Sat, 09 Dec
    09 Dec, 6:00 pm
    Leithfield, 67 Leithfield Road, Leithfield 7481, New Zealand
    This is the biggest event of the year where the Beatitudes celebrate the journey of the Gospel of Jesus from St John, through the great flourishing of missionary fervour out of Fourvière Lyon, to Oceania and New Zealand on the great Marian feast of the Immaculate Conception.

Daily Mass:

Tuesday to Saturday 12pm
Sunday Mass 12pm


Saturday 11:15am
or by appointment
Fr Pierre-Marie:


Tuesday to Saturday  8am -12pm

Sunday 10.30am -12pm

The Community of Beatitudes opened The shrine of Mary Mother of the Light on the occasion of their 25th jubilee in New Zealand 2019 


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