Last week the Dominican sisters farewelled Sr Bernadette Murphy OP at St Dominic’s, joined by family and friends. Sr Bernadette was a Dominican sister for seventy-one years, having first completed her secondary education at Siena College. Inspired by St Catherine of Siena, Sr Bernadette became a passionate preacher of the Gospel of Humanity through her untiring work with the poor and marginalised in Melbourne’s inner north. From the tribute offered to her by her Dominican sisters, it is clear that Sr Bernadette lived a truly Dominican life: preaching the Gospel by going to the point of need and ‘clamouring for justice’ with deep courage and conviction, in the way of Jesus, Dominic and Catherine.
We give thanks for the life and witness of Sr Bernadette Murphy OP.
This week all staff and students have been working and learning from home, making the best of challenging circumstances for all Victorians. We remain hopeful of a return to the College next week and the full resumption of Term 3 programs and events. We share the disappointment of all cast, crew, production staff and families with the postponement of the long awaited musical, "The Addams Family". We look forward to this now taking place from 23 August.
Despite required changes to some events, we are pleased that many other important aspects of Term 3 can proceed online such as Subject Selection tutorials, Senior Pathways webinars and our Student Leadership Formation program. Communication will follow regarding forthcoming events which will require rescheduling. In the meantime, I commend students, staff and families for their firm commitment to maintaining good health, good learning and good humour!