Australian Sacre Coeur Association Forum

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.

Two Decades of Caring for Migrants & Refugees

Church without frontiers, Mother to all. Joe Gretch Memorial Colloquium

I’m pleased to be helping the Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office to celebrate twenty years of caring for migrants and refugees in Australia.

The Bishop Joe Grech Memorial Colloquium will take place in Melbourne on 27 August 2015. Some great international and local speakers are lined up, and I’ll be in the chair.

Find out more here