Members of our student Project Compassion Team have been hard at work providing opportunities for us to connect with this vital awareness and fundraising campaign for Caritas Australia. Current initiatives include Project Compassion reflections during Pause and Pray, ‘Friday Tunes’ and the iconic collection boxes present in each classroom. All funds assist Caritas in responding to issues of justice – to donate simply scan the QR code below.
This week International Women’s Day has been marked in numerous ways across the college - it is significant that IWD falls during Lent, a time of refinement, clarification and discernment. As followers of St Catherine, issues related to women continue to be our concern – the theme for IWD this year has been “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world”. Members of the Kopanang community in South Africa also celebrated this significant day and have sent messages of gratitude for the much needed items of clothing provided by Siena.
As Dominicans it’s vital for us to keep abreast of what’s happening around us - Pope Francis’ historic trip to Iraq, including visits to the war-torn north, has been deeply significant. It is one that needs to be seen in the context of peace rather than politics.