On Monday, 27th March, nine members of the Marist Association in Alice Springs gathered for a prayer and meal at the home of Denise and Andre Simon to mark the new year, and new beginnings for the Association in the heart of Australia. Our prayer reflected on the Marist story, as captured in the four paintings for the Bicentenary, and their connections to our own Marist stories. Conversation flowed as we shared a meal, and plenty of laughter, deep into the evening. It was wonderful to kick off the year with amazing hospitality and delicious (and continuous) food from Denise and Andre. The photo was taken later in the evening, with a few of the stayers! Our next event will celebrate Champagnat Day, in true Marist style, with more great company and great food.
Br James Hodge
Local Coordinator, Alice Springs