Our Lady of Fatima frontOur Lady of Fatima interiorOur Lady of Fatima muralOur Lady of Fatima plaque

by Margaret Stevenson-Wright

Our Lady of Fatima Church in Waikanae was the beautiful pastoral heart of its congregation whose relationship with their church has variously involved key passages of baptism, first communion, confirmation, marriage, extreme unction and burial.

Three days before the celebration of the last mass on 18 August, I felt compelled to capture images as a celebration of the richness that this church offered.

Some of these are shared within this post; they and others taken at that time will be published in print form.

Our Lady of Fatima

A photo we took of the site today: one assumes there’ll soon be condos or townhouses here. —Eds