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O loving Creator, we present ourselves in your divine presence to thank you for all the bountiful gifts of life.

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Organisations we Support

The Catholic Women's League stands as a beacon of compassion and support, committed to making a meaningful impact on organisations in need. With a rich tradition of philanthropy and community engagement, CWL channels its collective strength towards supporting various organisations that align with its mission of service and empowerment. Whether through fundraising efforts, volunteer initiatives, or advocacy, the League plays a vital role in uplifting and contributing to the well-being of diverse causes. This unwavering commitment to supporting organizations reflects the heart of CWL's values, fostering positive change and leaving a lasting mark on communities both locally and globally.

Fellowship of the Least Coin

Throughout the year, each branch meeting involves a collection of the smallest coin in our currency. Donations are gathered on the first Friday of November, directed to a service organised by Church Women United. This monetary contribution serves a global purpose, channeling support through a worldwide organisation dedicated to empowering women in impoverished nations, fostering self-sufficiency for them and their families.

League members embrace the practice of setting aside the smallest coin in their country's currency (excluding denominations like penny, sentimo, paisa, etc.). This intentional choice ensures inclusivity, allowing women from diverse backgrounds and means to be equal partners in endeavors promoting justice and peace.

Subsequently, these 'least' coins, collected by Christian women's groups and ecumenical women's organisations globally, find their way to the Fellowship of the Least Coin (FLC) Fund. This fund is faithfully managed by the International Committee for the Fellowship of the Least Coin (ICFLC). Through this unified effort, the League contributes to a global movement that transcends borders and empowers women on a wide scale.

Visit the website of the Fellowship of the Least Coin...

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Fellowship of the Least Coin Prayer

O loving Creator, we present ourselves in your divine presence to thank you for all the bountiful gifts of life.

We are especially grateful for the Fellowship of the Least Coin

which binds us together in love and forgiveness around the globe.

Free us from all doubts and prejudices, we pray.

Inspire us to live in solidarity with humankind

that we may know the joy of giving and receiving.

Dear God, accept the least coin 'Token of Love'.

Make us mindful of the miracles of these coins.

Let us honour your creation with love,

as shown through the life, death and resurrection

of your Son Jesus Christ.


Carmelite Sisters

Nestled in the heart of Christchurch, the Carmelite Monastery stands as a serene haven, offering a refuge for contemplation and spiritual retreat. The Carmelite nuns, devoted to a life of prayer and solitude, maintain a deep connection to the local community. With its peaceful ambiance and rich spiritual heritage, the Carmelite Monastery in Christchurch provides a sanctuary for those seeking solace and a deeper connection to the divine in the midst of the city's bustling pace.

Annual donations are given to help support the work and services of the sisters.

Photograph: Courtesy of the Catholic Diocese of Christhurch

Nathaniel Centre
The NZ Catholic Bio-ethics Centre

The Nathaniel Centre, located in New Zealand, stands at the forefront of ethical and moral discourse, serving as a pivotal institution that explores the intersection of faith, healthcare, and societal issues. As an integral part of the Catholic Church in New Zealand, the Nathaniel Centre engages in thoughtful analysis, research, and advocacy to promote values-based decision-making in healthcare, bioethics, and broader societal contexts. With a commitment to fostering understanding and respectful dialogue, the Centre contributes to the development of policies and perspectives that align with the principles of Catholic social teaching. Through its publications, events, and collaborations, the Nathaniel Centre plays a vital role in shaping conversations and influencing ethical considerations in the unique context of New Zealand.

Visit the Nathaniel Centre website...


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Baby Singlet & Beanie


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Classic Granny Square

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Father Law Home

Based in  Fiji, Father Law Home is a compassionate haven that extends shelter and solace to elderly men and women facing the challenges of homelessness. Dedicated to creating a nurturing environment, the staff at Father Law Home is committed to ensuring that each resident experiences the warmth of a safe and loving home. The institution's primary focus revolves around offering essential provisions such as shelter, nutritious meals, healthcare services, and meaningful companionship. By addressing the fundamental needs of the elderly population with nowhere else to turn, Father Law Home stands as a beacon of care, emphasizing the importance of dignity and comfort in the later stages of life.

Camelia Fund
NCW (National Council for Women)

Formerly known as "Cents for May," the Catholic Women's League (CWL) contributes modest amounts, ranging from 20 to 50 cents per member, to support the administrative costs of the National Council of Women in Christchurch. This collective effort, though seemingly small, plays a significant role in sustaining the operations of the council.

Notably, in 1993, the white camellia flower became emblematic of Kate Sheppard and the women's suffrage movement, coinciding with Sheppard's birthday. To commemorate this association, a camellia walkway and arch were established in the Christchurch Botanical Gardens. This site holds unique significance as the sole National Memorial in Christchurch and the only monument in New Zealand explicitly depicting the fight for women's suffrage.

Demonstrating their commitment to women's issues, the Catholic Women's League actively participates in the National Conference for Women's committee, ensuring their representation and contribution to broader discussions on matters of significance to women in Christchurch and beyond.

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"I beg you...bear with one another
in love."



This initiative encourages us to endure with love despite challenges and oppression. Crafted by a coalition of ecumenical Christian Palestinian women, the program responds to Ephesians 4:1-7. Together, we reflected on this theme within the context of our struggles as Palestinian Christian women. Our aspiration is to inspire women globally to stand together with love amid turbulent times.

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