The Acting Provincial, Phil Cody, has been in touch with the Provincial of Oceania, Paul Donoghue who confirmed that the Marists in Samoa were safe.
On Thursday, 3 September, 2009, the nine volumes of Lettres were well received by the MacMillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies at University of Canterbury. The Lettres are well on their way to becoming the foremost resource in their field.
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.
The last newsletter carried an account of the launch of the nine volumes (in French) of Lettres reçues d’Océanie edited by Charles Girard. I suspect that, while admiring the dedication involved, such scholarship can seem without great relevance to us in our work. I want to demonstrate that the opposite is the case, that these voices of our tradition have much to say to us. [Read more…] about A letter from New Zealand
On Thursday 16 April the Province together with the French Embassy in New Zealand and the General Administration and Academics gathered at the National Archives building in Murphy Street, Wellington for the launch of Lettres recues D’Oceanie. This ten volume anthology edited by Fr Charles Girard of the USA Province contains the collection of extant letters from the early Missionaries back to France and Rome. [Read more…] about Letters received from Oceania
Described as a scholarly event of high international significance, a 10-volume work entitled Letters received from Oceania 1836-1854 will be launched at Archives New Zealand, Wellington, on April 16. [Read more…] about “as significant to our history as Beaglehole’s Journals of Captain Cook”