The four Colleges under the Stewardship of Mary Aikenhead Ministries, St Vincent’s College, Mt St Michael’s College, St Columba’s College and Catholic Ladies’ College recently hosted the Trustees for their Annual Stewardship Visit. These are wonderful occasions offering an opportunity for the College Boards and Principal to engage in reflective dialogue with the Trustees about the many ways they are bringing to life the vision, mission and values of Mary Aikenhead Ministries. This year, acknowledging their commitment to the value of Justice, the Colleges outlined how they worked with their communities to promote justice through advocacy, solidarity, inclusion and equality.
The depth and breadth of these responses, from programs supporting educational opportunity and access, delivering processes and structures which ensured a preferential option for the poor, to engaging in relationships of agency and action with those on the margins is truly inspiring and the accompanying dedication and energy to seek better outcomes for all was very evident at each College.
Perhaps the words below from Pope Francis best sum up this spirit.
Ministry Leader, Mary Aikenhead Education Australia