Provincial Fr. Joseph Stefanelli made an official visit to the Korean District, March 8-15, 1978. The report on this visit was published in PAC of May 1, 1978 Vol. V, No. 17. Below are facts from the report I found interesting.
Composition Of Communities
Seoul Formation Community: Nine residents including District Superior Fr. James Mifsud, Bros. Eugene Frank, Augustine Song. Novices; Beda Ahn, Francis Chang, John Ko and Candidate Matthew Ooh.
A large amount of Marianist documents have been translated from English to Korean. Each year More translated items are produced.All of the members of this community are engaged in some form of apostolate outside the community. Hyo Song Hagwan is particularly impressive.
Mokpo School Community: Six residents: Bros. Vianney Ahn (Director), Joseph Gossenreiter (School Principal) Dominic Lee, Paul Nomi, Peter Shin and Fr. Leonard Thome.
Some Future Plans
At the time of this Provincial report the plan for District Leadership was to be turned over to the Koreans in 1980. This plan was carried out when Bro. Vianney became the District Superior on December 7 1980.