Father Fritz Arnold SM joined the International Marist English Language Novitiate community on Friday May 10. A member of the European Province he flew from his home Region of Germany where he has spent a few months holiday with family and confreres. Prior to that Father Fritz was a member of the Novitiate staff at Tutu, Fiji and while there also generously answered some invitations to preach retreats in various parts of the Pacific.
Fr. Fritz is a welcome addition to the Dumalag community making it an even more international group of confreres. Some of his ministries in earlier years include Provincial of the Province of Germany, Socius of the European novitiate and Vicar General. The academic dimension of his Marist life includes a focus on Mariology and Spirituality having written books on Mary and discipleship today and the Mystics. During the current novitiate Father Fritz will teach courses on Mariology, Prayer and the Spiritual Life and Religious Life according to Vatican