Sister Delores Gatliff, Toledo SND Provincial Superior, usually visits Papua New Guinea each year to meet personally with each sister and candidate, to listen to their stories and to encourage them in living our SND spirit and mission.
While there she visits each of the main ministries: Notre Dame Secondary School, Maria Kwin Vocational School and Shalom Center for persons with HIV/Aids.
Sister Regina Marie Fisher visited Papua New Guinea with Sister Delores in early December 2018 for 2 weeks. Sister Regina Marie facilitated the annual retreat for all the sisters, while Sister Delores did visitation with the sisters and candidates.
The following photos are from their trip.
Sr. Lilian (national PNG sister) working at the diocesan Catholic radio station
Two candidates preparing a meal outside in the “House Wind” (thatched open building used for cooking)
Three PNG children
Sister Mary Gina (PNG sister) standing in the chapel preparing to give a “bilum” bag, as a gift to Sr. Delores
Sr. Regina Marie (from Toledo) with youth of PNG in national dress for Youth Day at Banz
One of the PNG candidates welcoming Sister Delores
All the candidates singing a “candle song”
A picture of the 7 national PNG Sisters, two Indian Sisters, and Sr. Regina Marie & Sister Delores
Sr. Regina Marie (PNG Sister) with youth in national dress, performing at a Youth Day in Banz