February 6 – Waitangi Day, Aotearoa New Zealand

We are especially mindful of our Brigidine Sisters, their families, friends and past pupils in New Zealand as they celebrate the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi which is the founding document of New Zealand.

The first Brigidine Sisters began their mission in New Zealand in Masterton in 1889.  Since then Brigidines have lived and ministered in a number of different schools, parishes and other communities.

Today they continue to live in the spirit of Brigid of Kildare, reflect the values of Daniel Delany and pray and take action in the footsteps of Jesus.

On this their National Day we pray:

May the mystery of God  enfold you

and the wisdom of God uphold you.

May the goodness of God surround you

and the love of God inspire you.

May the joy of God’s presence fill you with hope

and the beauty of God which surrounds you

continue to be a blessing for you,  your fellow citizens and  all who visit your beautiful country.