History

05/05/2010 10:47

Diocese of Bereina

THE CHURCH SENDS YOU On July 4, 1985 many people will gather on Yule Island to celebrate the first centenary of the Catholic Mission, and many more will remember their links, past and present with Yule Island. It is now part of the Diocese of Bereina, but one century ago it was the humble...

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05/05/2006 11:20

Catholic Radio Network of Papua New Guinea

Brief History The Catholic Radio Network of Papua New Guinea (CRN PNG) was established by the Catholic Bishops Conference of Papua New Guinea and Solomon Island (CBC PNG & SI). The Commission for Social Communication of CBC PNG & SI has done visibility studies and through their deputy...

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05/05/2001 10:45

Holy Spirit Missionary Sisters in New Guinea

By Patrick Matbob January 2001 Four Holy Spirit Missionary sisters (SSpS) were the first to arrive on mainland New Guinea on March 26, 1899. They were sisters Ursula Sensen, Fridolina Voekt (superior), Valeria Dietzen and Martha Sieferding all from Germany. All four were teachers and only...

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01/01/2001 10:52

Fr. Eberhard Limbrock, leader of the first SVD mission in New Guinea

By Patrick Matbob January 2001 Fr Eberhard Limbrock was born in Ahlen in Westphalia in Germany in 1859. He studied the Blacksmith's trade for three years then decided to become a priest. As a deacon he was sent to China in 1883 and became the director of the seminary in South Shantung and...

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05/05/2000 12:13

ORDER of the BLESSED VIRGIN MARY of MOUNT CARMEL. (DISCALCED CARMELITES or TERESIAN CARMELITES)

In November, 1934, five nuns from the Carmel of Autun, France, arrived at Yule Island to begin living the Carmelite life in this country. This was in answer to the request of Archbishop Alain de Boismenu m.s.c., and in accord with the desire of Pope Pius XI, that the contemplative life should be...

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05/05/2000 11:29

Legion of Mary (Mainland PNG)

(In 1924, Fr Hoersch prepared a group of eager young women to join the Legion of Mary, a new Marian movement that began recently in Ireland. But this caused opposition among the men who believed that those girls who joined the Legion would not be allowed to marry. So the Legion had to wait until...

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05/05/2000 11:28

Archdiocese of Rabaul Faith History

The history of the Catholic Church in Papua New Guinea is the history of the love of God for his people. In his great love God had called his wonderful people to be his own. For this reason, everyone give praise and thanks to God. The 29th September 1982, marked one hundred years of the...

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05/05/2000 11:27

Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart O.L.S.H. Sisters

"Called to bring to people everywhere the good news of God's compassionate and saving love" Our Beginning: Our Congregation was founded in France on 20th August, 1874 by Fr Jules Chevalier. Jules was born in France in 1824. As a young priest he lived in Issoudun where people had grown...

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05/05/2000 11:26

Diocese of Mendi

The history of what is now the Diocese of Mendi begins in September 1954 when Fr. Alexis Michellod, MSC became the first Catholic priest to settle down in the Southern Highlands. Brother J. Delabarre, MSC, accompanied him. It was in November of 1950 that the first permanent base was set up by...

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05/05/2000 11:22

Catholic Theological Institute Port Moresby

A Brief History of CTI What is now Catholic Theological Institute (CTI) is the end product of a process going back to 1963. The Catholic bishops of the region had, over the years, made different arrangements for the training of candidates for the Roman Catholic priesthood. In 1961 the...

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