Fiji

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First Community in Fiji (1892)

One hundred and thirty years ago three brave women answered the call to travel to Fiji to start what would become a well-known institution in the country.

They were Mother Melanie from England and Sisters Martha and Sebastian from Ireland. Melanie was the leader of the first band of sisters that came out to Fiji on the 28th March 1892.

The women would lay a foundation that would soon wrap itself around the confines of Levuka history.

Settling into Fiji was not easy at first because of their thick habits, the mosquitoes, the heat, the language, the walks to Loreto and the travel there by rowing boats, etc. However, they loved the convent which was large and well-structured and close to the church and town. They loved the singing in the church and the dances (meke) of the young children.

To read the story of the foundation of our Sisters in Fiji …

Our Current Ministries

  • Women prison
  • Gender Justice women ministry
  • Pontifical Missionary Society
  • Education
  • Aged Care
  • Senior elderly women
  • Counselling
  • Home visitation
  • Extraordinary minister
  • Mediator
  • Reforestation work
  • Work with catechism
  • Marian laity
  • Archivist
  • Formation
  • JPIC
  • Vocation Promotion