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Marist Brothers’ Islands’ Advances

Marist Brothers’ Islands’ Advances

The Society of Mary has already made a good start with its newly founded Vocational Training Centre for Island Brothers at Tutu on Taveuni Island, Fiji. This is under the direction of Fr Michael Bransfield SM, aided by Brother Kevin SM and other experts.

It was good news to learn recently that the Marist Teaching Brothers are also soon to begin their own Novitiate in Fiji itself. The Brothers of this congregation exercise a large influence on the newly independent Pacific territories through their schools and colleges, while many Marist Brothers from the Islands have already contributed much to schools in New Zealand as teachers.

The site for the new house of formation is at Fr C Shivnan’s mission station of Lomary. It lies on the southern side of the main island of Viti Levu, about half way between Suva and Sigatoka.

Next year, with sufficient buildings ready, it is hoped to open at Lomary a house of formation for the training of Marist Teaching Brothers from the various Pacific Islands.

November 1970

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