Every two years the Marist International Network of Institutions of Higher Education (#MINIHE) holds a one week meeting for its representatives. This year hosting the VI meeting is the Notre Dame of Marbel University in the city of Koronadal in the Philippines. Over twenty participants from across the Marist world are attending including Br David Hall and me from Australia.
The meeting provides an excellent opportunity for Marist University personnel to network, share ideas and in some cases sign contracts expressing formal cooperation between universities. These contracts enable students to benefit from following cross institutional courses.
On my way to the Meeting I am staying at the Marist Asian Pacific Centre in Marikina. From there resident lecturer Br Bill McCarthy and I visited the Jesuit University of Ateneo and discovered this stunning statue of St Thomas More with its telling message at its base: 'The king's good servant, but God's first'. When we think of Thomas' fate, it is an even more inspiring message.