I have visited Lysterfield, Suva, Ascot Vale and Engadine. As I have said several times, one of the few advantages of being Provincial is that I see the great work done by the Salesians across this Province. I want to bring the best wishes of the confreres from our various places, especially Suva, to everyone else.
This is a good place to do it. As I have mentioned above, Fr. Taisali and Fr. Paselio are now fully installed as the Rector and the Bursar (respectively) at Don Bosco House, Suva.
Fr. Jim Kyaw Hoe has also been installed as the Novice Master. They are all settling down to their new tasks, and there is a good spirit in the community.
Fr. Jim has been relieved of his responsibilities as Bursar, but picked up that of Novice Master, a role that also calls for attendance (along with the 6 Novices) of the Internovitiate Program run in Suva. It is one of the features of having the Novitiate in Suva.
As well as the six Novices we have two Brothers, as yet unknown to most of the Salesians in Australia, in the postnovitiate: Br. Tuia and Br. Nuku. Br. Filipo Kapeli is doing Theology. The two houses of formation, Clifton Hill and Suva, are crucial for our future, and also important for the Region.