As part of Marist Asia Pacific (MAP,) the Provinces of New Zealand and Australia are sharing the responsibility for translating the Anthology of the Letters Received from Oceania into English.
Japanese-born candidate for the Marist Fathers’ Australian Province, Yoshitake Shiragami, has arrived at the Marist formation community in Auckland.
After spending periods earlier this year in community experience and English language studies at Hunters Hill, Sydney, and Suzaku, Nara, Japan, Yoshi now commences formal seminary studies.
The Auckland community provides for seminarians from Australia, New Zealand and Oceania Marist provinces under the leadership of its Australian rector, Fr Tony Kennedy SM.
As a further step towards the two provinces working more closely together, the general chapter delegates from Australia (Paul Cooney, Gerard Hall and Peter McMurrich) and from New Zealand (Brian Cummings, Tim Duckworth, Pat Devlin and Thige O’Leary) met for a day in Sydney this week. [Read more…] about New Zealand and Australia working together