Marist Principals gather at Mittagong

The Principals of member schools gathered at The Hermitage, Mittagong, in mid-March. A major activity of the Conference was a workshopping of the recent doctoral dissertation of Jennifer Elvery from Marist College Ashgrove.  A second major topic of discussion, to which two sessions were devoted, was the launch this year of the Marist Association of St Marcellin, the new canonical entity to which Australian Marists will be invited to join.
A feature of the Conference was the Marian style of the prayer and liturgy, with an emphasis on simplicity, pondering and also joyful celebration.  During the Conference Eucharist, there was the formal induction of St Francis de Sales College, Leeton, to membership of Marist Schools Australia, following a three-year process of discernment.

Sophie Fenaughty