Chanel Home of Compassion

During 1899 in response to an appeal from Bishop Julien Vidal, our Foundress Suzanne Aubert offered to send Sisters of Compassion to Fiji. Unfortunately, the Bishop’s reply sent to her through the intermediary of Archbishop Redwood was not delivered, and the new apostolate planned was given to another group. Forty-six years later, during March 1945, Bishop Foley invited the Sisters of Compassion to establish a Home of Compassion in Fiji but it was not until the 21 May 1949 that the Sisters accepted the Bishop’s invitation to work in Fiji. The Sisters moved into Chanel Home of Compassion – Fiji on the 14 April 1952.