We aspire to instil these same attributes in the MacKillop Women of our College. I was gifted a powerful reminder of this last week at the annual conference of the Principals of Josephite Affiliated Secondary Schools (AJASS) held in Adelaide.
The theme of the Conference was “At the Heart of Josephite Education". Josephites, Sr Catherine Mead rsj and Sr. Jospehine Huppatz rsj, prompted us to grow and deepen our spirituality as leaders in Josephite secondary schools. Living and leading by the values of inclusiveness, humility and respect for the dignity of others, demands courage and the willingness to respond to the forces which propose a different way of being. This was poignantly expressed during our visit to the Chapel of St Mary, the place in Adelaide where Mary was excommunicated by Bishop Shiel. Despite the injustice of the Bishop's action, Mary never faltered in her love of God and in her resolve to see the good.