The Fourvière Logo

The Fourvière logo is an interpretation of the original mission flag that was fixed to the mast of the Sancta Maria, Bishop Pompallier’s first mission ship to Oceania. 


His mission was dedicated to Mary under the title of the Immaculate Conception 

and the flag was based on that symbol as found on the ‘miraculous medal’. 


The flag depicted a blue cross, with a monogram of Mary.

 The cross was surrounded by twelve stars and under it was a crescent moon, symbolising the Woman of the Apocalypse (Rev. 12). 


The Fourvière logo incorporates the prow of a waka, suggesting the arrival of these first missionaries, in whose spirit Fourvière seeks to continue the work of evangelisation today, We too anchor ourselves in this spiritual tradition

 under Mary’s banner. The waka is also in the form of a koru, 

which symbolises new life and ongoing spiritual renewal. 

House Of Prayer 

& Retreat


Our Lady of Fourvière is located in 

Leithfield, approximately 30 minutes north of Christchurch, in the beautiful North Canterbury countryside.


67 Leithfield Road, Leithfield 

RD1 Amberley 7481,

North Canterbury 

New Zealand

(03) 314 8837


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