The Canberra Regional Gathering took place on Thursday 2 November and our central theme was creating ‘a sense of belonging in our Marist community’.
We commenced the evening with a visual meditation, selecting a Marist Minute (a fortnightly reflection within our local community) and discussing our insights. Participants heard from Chris Morrissey and Carmel Luck who shared their experience of belonging as Marists, in their capacity as teachers and having left the school community.
This brought forth rich conversation around inclusivity, openness and how members of the Marist Association can find ways to meaningfully contribute. Our members were challenged to consider the development of the Marist Association both locally and nationally, as well as the role of the priorities in their lives looking ahead to 2018.
The evening concluded with a beautiful family meal and it was wonderful to see younger faces welcomed to the table.