Answering the Call in Fiji
The Columbans answered the call of Bishop Victor Foley in 1952 and arrived on the island of Fiji. Prior to the Columbans arrival, the Marist Fathers had been working in Fiji since 1844.
Columbans provide a variety of parish ministries and have branched out to provide mission work to the Fijian Church in numerous ways. Columbans actively engage the non-Christian Indo-Fijians with their apostolate; foster reconciliation between Fijians and Indians; staff their seminary and help with the lay missionary program.
A Visit to Fiji
Seminarians Experience Mission
In July 2016, Columban Fr. Seung Won Joseph and some Korean youth - including Columban candidates and seminarians - visited several Columban parishes in Fiji. What they experienced left a lasting impression.
Outreach to Veidrala
Columban Companion in Mission
The village of Veidrala - along with many others - was ravished on February 20, 2016 by "Winston," a category 5 cyclone, the worst and strongest in recorded history. Ten months after the cyclone, families were still living in tents and scraps put together to build dwellings.