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Sharing our Stories

When God does wonderful things for us it is good to share our experiences. These stories may encourage you to seek and expect God to move in your life too.

Gloria - Wellington

I recently travelled by road to two Dove events in different parts of the country, on two consecutive weekends, clocking up over 2200kms. Usually I enjoy driving long distances, but for some unknown reason, I was suffering considerable pain in my back and legs during these two journeys.

At the second meeting when prayer ministry was available, I had decided to ask my Dove sisters to pray into this situation. When I went up for prayer, they were so busy anointing me and praying beautiful blessings over me, that I no longer felt the need to ask them. I just stood there soaking up the Lord’s presence and relaxing into His love.

God already knew my every need. It wasn’t an instant cure. The first part of the journey home that afternoon was still uncomfortable, but when I arrived home I realized I had travelled the last seven hours without being aware of any pain. Praise God for His loving kindness in everyday miracles.

Tania – Cambridge, Waikato.


The last few years have been difficult and very stressful for me. I lost my beloved mother on the 30 April 2020 in South Africa. And because of Covid, I was unable to be with her at that time which was heart breaking. Since then my husband and I had to make 2 big moves in the following 2 years which has taken its toll.

‘God showers infinite blessings on the women of New Zealand through the Ministry of Dove
Catholic Fellowship for Women.’ (Proclamation for Future Generations prayer) How true this

Thank you for your Spirit-Filled ministry. And for all your prayers, support and love. You and your team (Hamilton Dove) are a great blessing to so many women. So compassionate, caring and loving. And being able to be part of your spiritually uplifting Dove meetings since the beginning of the year has been a great joy and blessing for me. As well as deeply healing.

This is the wonderful message I received from our Precious Lord Jesus Christ through The
Speaker at the Hamilton Dove meeting on 6-2-2023. Bless her! I’ll always be grateful and thankful.


Hallelujah! Our Lord’s message to me was profound. It was very special and was exactly what I needed to hear. I’ll treasure His message in my heart always. Praise, glory and thanks be to Almighty God!

My husband and I have to move again at the end of July. And thanks be to God, I feel more able to cope with this move. Our prayers have been answered, and we were thrilled and very relieved to find our new home recently in Leamington, on the other side of Cambridge. Not too far from where we’re living now.

Praise, glory and thanks be to our Precious Lord Jesus Christ! And my thanks too, to St Joseph for his wonderful intercession, help and guidance.

“To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven.” (Ecclesiastes 3:1)

We are so blessed that our Heavenly Father never gives up on us. He is always with us and lovingly helps us cope with whatever life has in store for us. God is good. He is a God of perfect Love and Mercy.

“May the Lord bless you and guard you;
may the Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you;
may the Lord look kindly on you and give you peace.”
(Numbers 6:24-26)

Margaret Hunt - Hawkes Bay

It has been my privilege and pleasure to host small group meetings for Dove Catholic Fellowship for women here in Napier.

In that time, we have seen growth in the giftings of the Holy Spirit in the ladies.

One of our ladies said she enjoys the relaxed friendly atmosphere and more quiet time than at a public meeting.

Joan – Hawkes Bay

Our Dove Home Group Meetings are like a Prayer Group Meeting. We remain faithful to the fundamental Vision and prayers of Dove Catholic Fellowship for Catholic Women.

At our Meetings, I have seen the power of the Holy Spirit ministering to all present, through the gifts of the Holy Spirit, in our worship, words of prophesy, scripture readings and group/personal prayer.

Over this time, the women attending have formed a trusting, caring bond with each other. Our ladies who wouldn’t normally share at our large gathering are now sharing from their hearts.

We have been truly blessed and I would sincerely like to thank Margaret, who has so faithfully opened her home to us each month. We give thanks and praise to our amazing Father in Heaven. Amen.

Heather – Hawkes Bay

The Dove small home group has enabled me to connect to my spirituality on a more personal level with the support of the other group participants. It has helped me feel more open about talking / discussing the impact that the Lord has on my life in a non-threatening way. I always leave the gatherings with a sense of peace and closeness to God.

"I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me"