Gathering in Welllington, NZ, (Jun 09-11) Marist leaders of the Pacific rim met to take strategies of 'MAP' a step further.
MAP (Marist Asia-Pacific) brings together representatives of the Australia, New Zealand and Oceania Marist provinces with the Marist Mission District of the Philippines.
After reports from the various regions the June meeting examined ways of collaborating in initial formation, support of young Marists and a common vocations project.
MAP business session in Wellington, NZ.
Right: back row, from left: Fr Suni Halapio SM (Oceania Province, vicar provincial), Fr Tony Kennedy SM (Australian Province, councillor & seminary rector), Fr Phil Cody SM (NZ Province, vicar provincial).
Front: Fr Paul Cooney SM (Australian Province, provincial), Fr Larry Sabud SM (Philippines Mission District, superior), Fr Brian Cummings SM (NZ Province, provincial), Fr Paul Donoghue SM (Oceania Province, provincial).