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Br Jean Marie Batick



New District Leader for the District of Melanesia Appointed

13/12/2013: Papua New Guinea

Br. Jean Marie Batick has been appointed by the Province of Australia as the new District Leader for the District of Melanesia. Jean Marie will take up his role at the District Chapter to take place mid 2014. Following is a profile of Jean Marie that was part of the Institute website in recent months.


Tell us about yourself

I am Brother Jean Marie BATICK and I belong to the
District of Melanesia which includes Papua New
Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and New Caledonia.
I was professed as a Marist Brother in November 1998
at the Pacific Novitiate in Lomeri, Fiji. My scholastic
was done at the Marist Asia Pacific Centre (MAPAC) in the Philippines. My Country of origin is Vanuatu. Currently I am in charge of the Laumanasa Formation House as postulant master, in the Solomon Islands. I am also a member of the District of Melanesia Council.


What does it mean for you to be a brother today?

Being a brother today, for me, is all about committing oneself to a call of service and to the call to live my vocation as a Marist consecrated religious. And to live fully and joyously my life regardless of the challenges that the call will bring. To be available and present sensitively to the calls of those with whom I live and work.

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