2012 Marist aspirants

Fiji region Marist aspirants. L-R: Mikaele Rusa, Lui Voreqe, Dike Tawake and Joseph Tora


Samoa region Marist aspirants. L-R: Salafai Malaki, Brad Chadwick, Justine Paulo, Michael Leusu and Aukusitino Sefilino

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Contact and criteria

Normally, a young man interested in Marist life would be in contact with one of the Marists in the country from which he came.

These contacts are as follows:

Papua New Guinea
Regional Superior, PO Box 223, Buka, Bougainville, PNG [675] 973 9227

Superior, Marist College Bomana, PO Box 1101, Boroko , NCD, PNG [675] 328 1292

Solomon Islands
Regional Superior, PO Box 1929, Honiara, Solomon Islands Phone:[677] 22745

P. Superieur Regionale BP 474, Port Vila, Vanuatu [678] 24440

New Caledonia
P. Supérieur Régionale, BP 8214, 98807, Nouméa, New Caledonia [687] 25.35.38

Wallis et Futuna
P. Supérieur Régionale BP G6, 98699 Mata-Utu, Wallis [681] 72 29 32

Criteria for a Vocation in the Society of Mary in Oceania

The requirements for a Catholic young man seeking to enter the Society of Mary are:

1. Reasonable maturity and experience of life (usually at least one year out of school and between 21 and 35, normally)

2. A sensible person with a maturity suitable to his age.

3. Adequate education and intelligence. (Normal entry level is Form 6 or Form 7 or Grade 12.)

4. Physical health and freedom from chemical and alcohol dependency.

5. Signs of a good Catholic life e.g. regular prayer and mass, usually from healthy Catholic family background, some participation in church life (at parish level)

6. Normally at least one year’s contact with, and accompaniment by, a Marist, prior to being accepted into a formation house.

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Process of entry

1. Complete the required entry application forms.

2. Supply certificates of health, education achievements, and suitable references

3. Complete the required psychological tests.

4. Complete English tests where needed.

This information is then reviewed by the provincial and council and a decision is made to either propose this person for seminary studies, for brothers’ training (when requested) or not to accept the person.

All applications are to be with the provincial by September 1st, prior to the year of entry. Notification of acceptance is usually provided by November.

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Oceania Marist Province .