Every now and then, the Provincial Council meets in a different Salesian community setting. This provides opportunity for the Councillors to gain a more personal appreciation of the house and the ministries that go on there, as well as enabling the “locals” to interact with the council on their own turf.
On the 18th and 19th of July,the council met at Sunbury. As the first established home of the Salesians in Australia, it was not only a fantastic opportunity to discuss pressing issues, but also a good chance to enjoy the College hospitality appreciate the old fireplace in the Clarke dining room that filled the air with heat, evoking memories of earlier Salesian communities who ate in that room.
In a break from our regular agenda discussions, Steve Connolly led a tour to see recent changes on this ever-developing campus, after a meet and greet with the staff at morning recess. The evenings were relaxed as we prayed, ate and chatted with the community. Our Mother House is safeguarding province tradition whilst implementing an innovative educational future!
The provincial council meets every month of the year, discussing and resolving pressing matters from around the province. It is their responsibility to ensure that Don Bosco's spirit remains alive in all Salesian works within the province and mantain the charism that fulfils the work with such joy.