Oceania seminary rectors’ meeting in Guam

Representatives from sixteen seminaries in Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Fiji, Australia, New Zealand, and Guam have been meeting at The Redemptoris Mater Archdiocesan Missionary Seminary of Guam for their annual Oceania Seminary Rectors’ Meeting.

“What we have in common is the Pacific, the ocean. I think it is great that we can share a little bit of the vision and future of the seminaries in the area,” said Fr. Pius Sammut OCD, itinerant catechist responsible for the Neo-Catechumenal Way for the Pacific. He stated, “It is an enriching experience to see what is happening in Fiji, Solomon Islands, Australia, and other areas, to see the rectors come together sharing their ideas and knowledge on how to run the seminary, identify common problems and views, and be in communion with many priests, rectors, and formators who serve the Church and the seminaries.”

In the course of the meeting the seminary rectors had several sessions on topics relating to priestly formation; new evangelisation, multi-cultural and anthropological issues, moral and faith formation challenges.

The principal speaker was Fr. Denis Vincent Twomey SVD, Emeritus Professor of Moral Theology at St. Patrick’s College in Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland.

On Thursday, the seminary rectors concelebrated a special Eucharist with the Most. Rev. Anthony Sablan Apuron, OFM, Cap. D.D., at the Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral Basilica.


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