Gathering of Leaders

Post date: Jan 15, 2018 6:26:55 AM

The Archer Mountain Community hosted the St. Joseph’s College, Gregory Terrace, Leadership Team in January. For them it was a time of reconnecting after the long holidays and an opportunity to dream and plan for 2018. Our brief was to:

“lead the College Leadership team through an exploration of Ecological Spirituality through Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’ (Praise be to you – On Care for Our Common Home”. Through this experience members of the leadership team will delve into a deeper meaning of their journey, to own their shadow and grow to be who they are. Leadership team members will be formed to be able to further articulate the intentions and aspirations of the Ecological Sustainability at Terrace program.”

We spent reflective time walking The Great Story on the Cosmic Spiral, journeying around the property as pilgrims, sitting in the Thomas Berry Sanctuary and the Rainforest listening deeply to Book of Nature as well as reading and reflecting on some of the paragraphs from Laudato Si which call us to treasure our Common Home as sacred and hence worth caring for.

The final ritual was one of Hope. We watched a DVD about people who have taken a stand against injustice and who have committed themselves through action for a better world and then together the Team planted an Illawarra Flame tree as their contribution to nourishing the land here in this sacred space.