These awards are presented annually in each of the Mary Aikenhead Ministries Colleges by the Trustees of Mary Aikenhead Ministries. In the spirit of Mary Aikenhead and her Sisters of Charity, the students who receive these awards must have a demonstrable commitment to the service of others, especially the poor and marginalised, and through their words and actions be strong advocates for equality.
Through the example of their leadership they have inspired others to become involved in social justice initiatives and programs and action to address inequality and a lack of justice for all.
Trustee Professor Gabrielle McMullen AM attended the final assembly at Catholic Ladies’ College on
20 October where Adele Greenwood received the 2017 award.
On 25 October Professor McMullen and fellow Trustee Mr David Alcock then joined Year 12 students and their families for the St Columba’s College Graduation Mass and awards ceremony for the presentation to Catherine Christie.
At the Mt St Michael’s College Celebrates evening on 2 November, Trustee Professor Gabrielle McMullen AM conferred the award jointly on Josephine Dryer and Georgina Devenish-Meares. The St Vincent’s College award was presented on behalf of the Trustees by MAEA Ministry Leader Mr Peter Kelly and Principal Mrs Anne Fry to Molly Spalding at the College graduation ceremony on 19 September.
The Trustees of Mary Aikenhead Ministries congratulate these students on their outstanding commitment to social justice and service in the tradition of Mary Aikenhead and the Sisters of Charity and in bringing to life the Mary Aikenhead Ministries’ values of love, hope, compassion and justice.