THE CATHOLIC BUSINESS NETWORK PRESENTS
FR MICHAEL MAHONEY SM
Enjoy tales of adventures full of kiwi ‘can-do’ ingenuity, discipline, teamwork, goal setting and learning how to deal with unexpected perils as Fr Michael O’Mahoney - who led the first attempt on Mt Everest without sherpas or oxygen - shares his stories.
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FR MICHAEL MAHONEY SM
PARISH PRIEST, CATHOLIC PARISH OF SOUTH WESTLAND
Father Michael Mahoney SM will be the guest speaker at our first CBN luncheon event for 2023.
Fr Michael was part of the first expedition to attempt to climb Mt. Everest with no oxygen and no sherpas. Their one concession to doing it ‘the traditional way’ was to increase their team from six to eight members once they learned there was a one-in-six chance someone would die on any given attempt to climb Mount Everest.
Fr Michael - one of only a handful of life members of the Mountain Guide Association of New Zealand - will share a tale of kiwi ‘can-do’ ingenuity, discipline, teamwork, goal setting and learning how to deal with the ‘what-ifs’ that such an undertaking can throw at you at any given moment.
DATE: Thursday 30 March 2023 | TIME: 12:00pm - 2.00pm | VENUE: Rakaia Room, Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre
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BROTHER GUY CONSOLMAGNO
Brother Guy Consolmagno is the director of the Vatican Observatory and president of the Vatican Observatory Foundation. Raised in Detroit, Michigan, he studied Earth and Planetary Sciences at MIT for his bachelor’s and master’s degrees and at the University of Arizona for his doctorate. During a break in his studies he spent two years teaching astronomy in Narobi for the Peace Corps. Having attended a Jesuit high school, Consolmagno contemplated joining the church at several points in his career before joining the order in 1989. Two years later, he was called to serve at the Vatican Observatory where he has been ever since. Consolmagno’s research has always focused on the smallest bodies in our solar system and his work at the Vatican has allowed him to make significant contributions to this field over the past several decades. In 2014, he was awarded the Carl Sagan Medal by the American Astronomical Society for outstanding communication of planetary science to the public.