About Fiji

15 Nov 2013

Fiji is made up of about 332 islands which vary in size from 10,000 square kilometers to tiny islets a few metres in circumference. These islands, of which one-third are inhabited, are spread over thousands of square kilometres of ocean in the heart of the South Pacific.

Fiji is centrally placed amongst other island nations, and for this reason is sometimes referred to as the ‘hub of the Pacific’. Just west of the international dateline, Fiji is literally where each new day begins and although the 180th meridian passes through the island group, the international dateline is adjusted so that the entire archipelago falls into the same zone, which is 12 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

Nineteen eighty marked the 100th anniversary of the arrival of our sisters in Fiji. Cluny Sisters arrived in the Pacific, when they came to Marquesas Islands and Tahiti in the 1840’s during the lifetime of our Mother Foundress, Blessed Anne Marie Javouhey.

The Cluny Sisters in Fiji are in 2 locations:

  • Waimanu Road
  • Toganivalu Road

They serve in the Archdiocese of Suva.

The Cluny Sisters are involved in:

  • Kindergarten Administration
  • Parish Sacramental Programs
  • Parish Pastoral Work
  • Teaching (Primary/Secondary)
  • School Administration
  • Livelihood Projects (Women Sewing Group)