I’m pleased to be invited to address the Australian Sacre Coeur Association’s 2015 Forum on 18 October. The theme of the forum is Mater Admirabilis: Interiority and Action Reconciled, the Other-Centredness of Mary. The title refers to a depiction of Mary which is much-loved among the Religious of the Sacred Heart and those who have studied in their many educational institutions.
During my involvement with the Society of the Sacred Heart as the Province Director of Mission for the Australia New Zealand Province, I’ve come to see Mater as a model of contemplative leadership. Contemplation is not at odds with but rather grounds our action. You can read some of my thoughts on Mater on the Province website.