2013 A YEAR OFJUBILEES!

 

HISTORY

  1. PRS was founded at the old Bishop,s Court, Hercules Street, above the Cathedral in Suva and opened on 6th March 1972. Last year it was the 40th anniversary, but we decided to wait till this year.
  2. PRS was established on its present site and opened in June 1973 40 years ago this year. [It was blessed in 1974]
  3. The Second Vatican Council opened on 11 October 1962 under Pope John XXII and finished on 8th December 1965 under Pope Paul VI. This period from 2012 through till 2015 constitutes a period of the 50 years anniversary of Vatican II and we have been asked to honor and remember the council in this time.
  4. In 2011, Pope Benedict XVI declared a Year of Faith to begin on October 11, 2012 and to end on the Feast of Christ the King the following year, November 24, 2013. The opening date coincided with the opening of the Synod of Bishops on "The New Evangelization" and also it is intended to honor two significant anniversaries 50th anniversary of Vatican II and 20th year of the publication of Catechism of the Catholic Church

What will we do?
We have decided to try to honor several of these anniversaries at the same time:

  1. A Lecture Series - two per term each on one of the Documents of Vatican II
  2. A long weekend in August of study and discussions on Vatican II documents and talanoa about the past being an occasion for former students and current students to meet together.

    Dates are Friday 23rd August, Saturday 24th August and Sunday 25th August.

About Us

Pacific Regional Seminary has been offering training for the Roman Catholic priesthood for the various dioceses in the Pacific and for religious congregations with houses affiliated to the seminary since 1972.
During this year, 1973, we are celebrating our 40 years at the present site at Nasese, Suva Point. The celebration is centred on the last weekend of August, 23rd to 25th August with three day of presentations on the documents of Vatican II as they relate to seminary formation and to priestly life. All former students and faculty are invited to join in the celebration either by coming in person or joining in spirit from the different parts of the world. The same invitation is expressed to former staff members.
If you are coming, please notify us by email to prs40years@gmail.com , if possible by early July. [Alternatively by mail which can be sent to Private Mail Bag, 79, Suva, Fiji]