February 2024

2-3 February – Introductory and planning days; presentation and discussion on the seminary formation program 2024 and other documents regulating the life of the seminary. On 2 February we concluded the day, the feast of the Presentation of the Lord in the Temple, by celebration of the Eucharist at the grotto.

5 February – Celebration of the birthday of Fr. Marcin, the spiritual director.

5-9 February – Annual retreat facilitated by Fr. Gregorio Bicomong SDB.

10 February – Solemn opening of the formation year 2024 with the Eucharist celebrated by archbishop of Port Moresby Sir John Card. Ribat, who celebrated his birthday. During this Mass we celebrated the official handover of the outgoing (Austine Lus) and incoming (William Bai) seminarians’ presidents with the words of thanksgiving and promises. The evening continued with a dinner and a social program.

14 February – Ash Wednesday – we began Lent time with the Eucharist and imposing of the ashes on our heads in the seminary and in the chapels of Bomana parish.

16 February – Visit to Ela Beach and St. Mary’s Cathedral in Port Moresby

23 February – Stations of the Cross from the seminary church to the top of „Spy Mountain”.

View of Holy Spirit Seminary from „Spy Mountain” > big picture.

25 February – All our community paid the last respects and prayed for the late Martin Wambivanda, our laundryman. The coffin with his body came to the Holy Spirit Seminary, before being sent to his village.

25 February – We solemnly celebrated birthdays of our seminarians born in January and February.

26 February – Michael Somare Day. We enjoyed this day off in the Adventure Park, visiting, playing games and having a BBQ lunch.