Te Ahi Kaa o Mātauranga

Te Ahi Kaa o Mataūranga - The Hearth Place of Learning is the Diocesan Catholic Young Adult Community. Based in the Palmerston North CBD, this is where 20 - 35 year olds can spend a year focusing on prayer, hospitality, formation and service.


Located behind the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit in Palmerston North, young people can live in the community to share faith and life in a deeper way.

Community members can be students, working or between work and study, who are looking to discern life and where God is in their faith hikoi.

The four pillars of living in our community are Hospitality, Service, Formation and Prayer.

Living in the community requires that academic formation in faith by participating in Te Kupenga – Catholic Leadership Institute courses.

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