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.
Today we started our day with a visit to St Mary Major Basilica, then onward to the Basilica of St John Lateran, which was the very first Papal residence. The Holy Stairs were brought from Jerusalem by St Helena and the Stairs can only be ascended on your knees. Finally, we celebrated Mass at the Basilica of Santa Croce.