REDEMPTORIST MONASTERY CHURCH
In 1972, at a time when there were fewer Samoan clergy than there aretoday, the New Zealand Redemptorists went to Samoa. Their missionincluded a parish on Savai. From that first Redemptorist community, Fr.Patrick Hurley C.Ss.R was consecrated bishop, an auxiliary to CardinalPio of Apia.
Fr. Peter Brown, C.Ss.R, a member of the Redemptorist community inSamoa, on his return to New Zealand, served Auckland’s Samoan Catholicsfor ten years as their chaplain.