Led by Delegate of the Diocesan Administrator Rev Christopher de Souza PP, Greg Whitby, Chancery representatives, Catholic Education Office leaders and a small group of local principals are currently on pilgrimage to Jordan, Israel, Assisi and Rome.
There have been five pilgrimages in total, including journeys following in the footsteps of St Paul and St Mary of the Cross MacKillop.
Each pilgrimage has provided a powerful formation experience, strengthening the faith of local Catholic leaders. In addition to supporting principals in their work of evangelisation, pilgrimages have also forged and strengthened collaboration and community between participants.
Desiree Rashada, Manager of People and Culture, will be sharing with us a small snippet each day of their experiences while on pilgrimage.
On our last day in Rome, we gathered near St Peter’s Basilica to pray the Angelus at midday with the Pope. It was quite exciting to see him appear at the window and the roar of the crowd from all corners was remarkable.
We then travelled to Assisi, where on arrival we visited the Basilica of St Mary of the Angels and learnt of St Francis and his work with the poor. Afterwards, we celebrated Mass.