What kind of environment helps people to flourish and reach their full potential? This week's round up of stories might just offer some reflections on this.
Earlier in the week, Melbourne played host to two key events which showcased the contributions of Catholic education. On Wednesday, Catholic primary and secondary school principals gathered at St Patrick's Cathedral for a celebration of principalship. Then, on Thursday night, a welcome Mass was held for Vice-Chancellor and President of Australian Catholic University, Professor Zlatko Skrbis. In his homily, Archbishop Peter A Comensoli said a Catholic university 'goes beyond a measure of outcomes' and seeks to 'form the person to live his or her life after the image of God in which each is made.'
This weekend, in celebration of Good Shepherd Sunday, seminarians will be visiting parishes around the Archdiocese to share the story of their vocation. In an interview with Melbourne Catholic, Fr Denis Stanley EV, Rector of the Corpus Christi College, reflects on the environment in which his own vocation to the priesthood was able to flourish, a place which 'provided the space to ask the deeper questions all the time.’
And finally, as communities around the country mark ANZAC Day this Sunday, let us remember with grateful hearts the spirit of sacrifice shown by those who courageously offer their lives in the service of others. Inspired by the Risen Lord, may we always seek to be instruments of peace and hope in the world.