Little Company of Mary Around The World:



Venerable Mary Potter Quote for the Month

So it should be with us, a total subduing and renunciation of self, that ‘God alone’ may be our motto, His Mother’s honour our password, the love of one another our daily practice.”       Even as she penned those words, Mary Potter would have acknowledged how difficult this is, to live our lives…

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Final profession of Sister Helena Kivalu LCM

The Final Profession of Sister Helena Kivalu was a beautiful and very memorable occasion in the life of the Little Company of Mary (LCM). On Saturday 12th January 2019, the morning dawned brightly in Tonga.  There had been much preparation at the St John the Baptist Catholic Church at Pea, Tongatapu in readiness for this…

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Sister Mary Scanlon on 70 years of service with Little Company of Mary

With kind permission from Steven Moe ( we have attached a link to an interview he completed with Sister Mary Scanlon last year. Sister Mary was born in 1929 and knew she wanted to be a nurse early in her life.  In January 1949 she joined Little Company of Mary which is coming up to 70 years of…

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Tonga Update – 2018

Once again, the LCM Sisters in Tonga have greatly appreciated your kind interest, thoughts, prayers and donations. 2018 has again been a very busy (and at times dramatic) year for our Tonga Community. Early in 2018 Cyclone Gita ploughed through the Pacific, and tried its best to flatten the Kingdom of Tonga.

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New garden

We have been busy landscaping new gardens….   When the earthquake repairs were completed on the Mary Potter Courts at Caledonian Road, the previously beautiful grounds were left looking rather sad, bland and bare.  November has seen several of the Villas receive freshly prepared garden beds, new plants and stone mulch.  This has added a…

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Happy Birthday Mary Potter

Today at the Mary Potter Community Centre we celebrated the 171st birthday of our founder with a special morning tea and birthday cake.  Venerable Mary Potter was born in a rented house in Bermondsey, South London on the 22nd November 1847.  …

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Staff Missioning

In September the local LCM community gathered with the Province Team in the Mary Potter Centre to witness the Missioning of our LCM staff in Christchurch. Those Missioned were our Financial Manager and Office staff, two Gardeners, Health and Wellbeing NZ Coordinator and Mary Potter Centre Activities Coordinator.  Following the Liturgy afternoon tea was enjoyed…

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The Greater Company of Mary

Article in Inform Newsletter Issue 114 – September 2018 The idea of a prayer ministry among our lay companions first formed in the mind of our Founder Mary Potter during the early days of the Little Company of Mary (LCM). Prayer for the suffering and dying was her deep concern. Mary Potter lived at the…

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Our new website is live!

Welcome to the Little Company of Mary Christchurch website. Enjoy learning about the history of our organisation and its founder, the venerable Mary Potter, explore the services we offer and learn how you can be part of our community.

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