This week as we celebrate the Feast Day of Saint Marcellin, his example of living as a faithful follower of Christ is broughtagain into sharp focus. As a Saint of the universal Church, Marcellin’s relationship with Jesus provides an ongoing example for all Catholics.
Recently on the Marist Pilgrimage, participants had the privilege of spending time in the foothills of the French Alps, which spectacularly skirt the rich, beautiful lands of the Rhône Valley.
Over the past three weeks I had the privilege of sharing in the experience of the Marist pilgrimage. As forecast by many friends and family, it was a life changing experience. Difficult to describe in words, possibly the best way to share meaning with others, is to describe some prominent impressions of the journey, which took us through the Holy Land, to Rome and then to southern France, where Saint Marcellin began his ministry as a Priest and founded the Marist Brothers.
2018 has been nominated by the Australian Catholic Bishops as the Year of Youth, 10 years after Sydney hosted the 12th international World Youth Day. Within this important national context, we Marists seek to know and share God's loving presence this year in our schools and ministries. Our Marist theme for 2018 is taken from ancient text recorded in the Book of Jeremiah.