About Family Life International NZ

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Family Life International NZ's story begun in April 1992, when our Founding Director, Dame Colleen Bayer, DSG, attended a pro-life, pro-family conference in Ottawa, Canada.  There she met Father Paul Marx, OSB, PhD, the Founder, and then-President, of Human Life International.  Saint John Paul II once told Father Paul Marx "you are doing the most important work on earth."  Saint John Paul II also called Father Marx an "Apostle of Life."

Colleen was so greatly inspired by the apostolic nature of Father Marx's defense of life, faith and family, that she established Family Life International in New Zealand in September 1992, in the same spirit of Father Marx's calling.

Since then, Family Life International NZ has sought to bring hope.  We do this through educating the public about all the life issues from conception through to natural death, in the context of Catholic morality; and through providing practical help and support to those in their greatest hour of need.  We believe in being a friend to those who are experiencing an unexpected pregnancy, the elderly who may be afraid, and the disabled whose lives at times can be devalued.

Our John Paul II Centres for Life in Auckland and Wellington are places where anyone can go for advice, information or just a friendly chat.  We can assist people throughout New Zealand.

Our Mission:

To build a culture of life and love by promoting and defending the dignity of human life from conception to natural death, and by promoting marriage between one man and one woman, and the natural family through prayer, education and service.

We carry out our mission by:
Our Vision:
Together we courageously establish a culture of life and love where the dignity of the human person is upheld from conception through to natural death, and the natural family is upheld as the basic cell of society.

All of this work is only possible through the generous support of our donors.

If you would like to become a supporter of life, faith and family in New Zealand please click here to find out how you can donate to the important work of Family Life International.

Last updated 29 July 2016