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Fr Mervyn Duffy SM

Dip. Tchg.,
BSc. (hons) - Victoria University of Wellington,
STB - Mt St Mary's Seminary, Hawkes Bay,
STL - Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome,
STD - Pontifical Gregorian Univeristy, Rome.


I am a Marist priest working in Auckland as Dean of Studies of Good Shepherd College. I lecture in Systematic Theology. While studying for priesthood I completed a degree in Mathematics at Victoria University of Wellington. I taught Mathematics, Computing and Religious Education at secondary level, principally at St Patrick’s College, Silverstream, and Pompallier College in Whangarei.

For three years I was employed by the Qualifications Authority as the National Moderator for Religious Education. Subsequently, I spent four years in Rome studying for the license and then doctorate in systematic theology.

I have become involved in Marist Studies through working with Marist Seminarians. With Fr Kevin Conroy SM I organised a conference Catholic Beginnings in Western Oceania (27-29 July 2007) which was a curtain-raiser to the Suva Colloquium.

Merv 15:32, 24 May 2012 (NZST)

This stuff below is just my playing around with the editor.

Academics of the Society of Mary

Ke ako mai, e jeova
Tau gaolu folafola
Kaupoto mo manuia
aleluia
O Jehova, instruct me
with your divine words
so I may be instructed and happy.
Alleluia
Ko te atua mooni
Ko jeova mafimafi
Kototatou ariki
aleluia
The almighty Jehova
is the true God
He is our King
Alleluia
Ko te laumalie lahi
Pea mo maonioni
Tana afio tokotaki
aleluia
He is a great spirit
And his majesty alone
is holy
Alleluia
Ko te atua marie
Aga ofa aga lele
Aga fala molemole
aleluia
He is a truly lovable God
Good, kind
and merciful
Alleluia
Ko iape kikite
Mo ina ilo faupe
Te u mea kehekehe
aleluia
He alone is foreseeing
and he knows
all the various things
Alleluia
Nee mua tanafio
Ita mea katoape
O te tagui mo te kele
aleluia
His majesty existed
before all things
in heaven and earth
Alleluia
Ne ina gaohi aki
Tona malaohi oona
Te u mea fakafina
aleluia
He it is
who by his own power
has created all things
Alleluia
Kote maramani fua
Ko te pureaga ia
O totatou atua
aleluia
He is it who controls
and governs
this entire universe

Alleluia

End

11
aue selo lelai
o lamatou fanua
matou taase ai
ete afio mai
11
alas! beautiful heaven
which is our true home
will we be separated from you
please Lord hear our prayer
12
a e afio ilalo
ua matou olai
ete afio mai
12
but if you come down to us
we will be strong
and we will come back to life
please Lord hear our prayer
13
ia vave vaveifo
i lou fia mavave
i le sala male oti
ete afio mai
13
yes, come to us without delay
because we wish to be
separated from sin and death.
please Lord hear our prayer


Ke ako mai, e jeova
Tau gaolu folafola
Kaupoto mo manuia
O Jehova, instruct me
with your divine words
so I may be instructed and happy.
aleluia Alleluia
Ko te atua mooni The almighty Jehova
Ko jeova mafimafi is the true God
Kototatou ariki He is our King
aleluia Alleluia
Ko te laumalie lahi He is a great spirit
Pea mo maonioni And his majesty alone
Tana afio tokotaki is holy
aleluia Alleluia
Ko te atua marie He is a truly lovable God
Aga ofa aga lele Good, kind
Aga fala molemole and merciful
aleluia Alleluia
Ko iape kikite He alone is foreseeing
Mo ina ilo faupe and he knows
Te u mea kehekehe all the various things
aleluia Alleluia
Nee mua tanafio His majesty existed
Ita mea katoape before all things
O te tagui mo te kele in heaven and earth
aleluia Alleluia
Ne ina gaohi aki He it is
Tona malaohi oona who by his own power
Te u mea fakafina has created all things
aleluia Alleluia
Kote maramani fua He is it who controls
Ko te pureaga ia and governs
O totatou atua this entire universe
aleluia Alleluia


In this expensive and difficult mission, for each priest we need: fr
1) for his gear on leaving France 1800
2) for his fare on board ships 1700
3) for his housing in the mission house and chapel
(2 priests and a brother 3000) 1000
4) for food and keep 1000
Total, at least, for the first year 5500
Once the first expenses have been covered,
the annual keep for each priest will rise to 1000
Purchase of a ship to sail around the islands and visit stations 22000
Yearly expenses for sailing – from 15-18,000 fr (the ship
will always be in use) – on average 16500
For a chapel at the central station 5000
Expenses for a Brother – first year 4000
Yearly cost for a Brother’s keep 1000
Ke ako mai, e jeova O Jehova, instruct me



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