The story of Marist Spirituality is one of passion and compassion, passion for God and compassion for people.
Our beginnings were shaped by the caring relationship between a young country priest and a group of young people, living in a time of great social turmoil. The priest was Marcellin Champagnat and the young men formed the community of La Valla.
Simple uneducated men, they lived with great simplicity and unity. Their day was spent in learning how to write, read and teach, and manual work that sustained them economically. They lived in the midst of people and share their lot.
Water from the Rock 1.1-1.4
Next week we will be celebrating Marcellin Champagnat with our Champagnat Mass on Tuesday 4 June, and with more celebrations occuring on the Friday.Year 12 Retreat
The Year 12 Retreats are done well at Marist. They are often cited as the high point of the students’ experience of being at MCNS. I won’t take away from the experience by detailing the retreat here but to say that our retreat leaders in Mr Munro, Mr Rulewski, and Mr Pat Fitzgerald bring the experience together well.
The current Year 12 students were excellent to work with on the Retreat. Their attitude was very united and very positive. The Retreat marks the beginning of the end of their time at high school. The students valued the time together and the support of their teachers.