All tagged National Gathering Sydney
The final day of our Gathering called us to prepare for the next steps in the establishment of our new Province. Many events will be held during 2012 involving Brothers and lay Marists alike. These include Regional Consultative Gatherings, the National Mission Assembly from 12th - 15th August, the Province inauguration on 8th December and the first Provincial Chapter from 8th - 12th December.
The second day of our Brothers' Gathering began with prayer in small groups. Three elements characterised this prayer: 1. The invitation to deepen our commitment to community ways of life. 2. The importance of dialogue: 'Keep talking' as Br Emili Turu reminded us after the last General Chapter and 3. To remember 'the resources are in the group'. In Emili's words again: 'It is an invitation today to draw out the best that each person and each group has within them.'
There was excitement in the air today as over one hundred and eighty Brothers from across Australia assembled at St Joseph's College, Hunters Hill on a beautiful Sydney day.
Welcome Provincials Brs Julian Casey and Jeff Crowe welcomed all to the Gathering which has as its theme 'See I am doing something new!' (Isaiah 43:18-19).