Posts Tagged ‘Fr Favre’

Fiji’s Wairiki Parish celebrates 150 years Comments 0

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Holy Cross Parish at Wairiki on the island of Taveuni in Fiji has just celebrated its 150th anniversary. While presenting a whale’s tooth during the celebration Ratu Atonio, the son of the Tui Cakau, Ratu Naiqama Lalabalavu, pleaded with the church never to forget the people of Lalagavesi. In 1863, before before going out to Read more

Fiji Catholics commemorate victory over Tongan invaders Comments 0

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

More than 1000 Fiji Catholics have come together to commemorate one of the most famous battles in their nation’s history. They have gathered on Fiji’s fourth largest island, Taveuni, to remember the victory by Ratu Golea’s forces against invading Tongans in the 1860s. According to local history, before Ratu Golea went to battle against Ma’afu Read more