St. John Vianney House is situated alongside the local
Parish Church dedicated to the Sacred Heart and also the National Seminary of
the Holy Cross. It lies opposite to the Sisters’ residence. Interreligious
dialogue is kept in view since across the house is also the local Mosque.
House was blessed and opened on 25th of November 2001, the Solemnity of Christ the King.
Bishop Patrick Dunn, Bishop of Auckland, has asked the PDDM sisters to assist in
the day-to-day running of the house, inspired by what he saw years ago in the
Home for the Retired Priests in Melbourne, Australia. He said that the sisters
do not just render a ‘caring presence’ but most of all, are a ‘spiritual
presence.’ The house then becomes a spiritual ‘oasis’ for all.
The interior part of the house