The first three Marist Sisters missioned to Papua New Guinea will be arriving here in the near future. They will establish a community in Kanosia in the diocese of Bereina. A residence for the sisters is currently being constructed. Srs Kate (Australia), Kathleen (New Zealand) and Lavinia (Fiji) spent a period of time in Fiji earlier this year learning of the lifestyle and culture of the people they will be working with.
The sisters are very excited about this opportunity to share the Marist Charism in a new place. In September Sr Florence was the first Papua New Guinean woman to make her profession as a Marist Sister. There are currently three young women from Papua New Guinea in inital stages of formation in Fiji prior to going to Novitiate in the Philippines.