Term 3, Issue 2 - Mission | Siena College
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Mission and Identity

Celebrating St Dominic

Across the past weeks and months you’ll have seen many examples of how technology can bring communities together when they are unable to celebrate in the same space. It’s been my pleasure recently to work with our Student Leaders to create a Liturgy video for our celebration of Saint Dominic’s Day.

Yesterday our College community gathered across the campus in House Groups to participate in this special Dominican feast and to enjoy the opportunity to reflect on our 2021 theme Be Possibility.

Our College Chaplain, Fr Kevin Toomey OP, read from the Gospel of Matthew - Dominic is said to have carried this Gospel with him as he walked the landscapes that brought him into contact with those who were marginalised. As contemporary Dominicans we continue to carry on this tradition: going out and challenging the status quo by searching for truth. Being Dominican is about spreading the Gospel (good news) through words and actions to inspire change.

Timothy Radcliffe OP reflects here on the letter of Pope Francis - Preacher of Grace - sent to the global Dominican family to mark the 800th anniversary of Dominic’s death. It talks of Dominic’s ‘spacious family’ as being our ‘home’ during times of uncertainty as well as times of grace.

Support for the Kopanang Community Project – update

We were thrilled to receive photos from the Kopanang Community this week, with the women expressing deep gratitude for the grocery vouchers we had sent, purchased with funds raised from our Kenshi Candles. This fundraiser continues - if you wish to purchase one (or more!) of these life-changing candles please click here.

Jennifer Levett

Deputy Principal Mission and Identity
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