In Our Community

In our Community……
Liveable Spirit 

On Friday, 24 February, four Marist Sisters’ College staff attended the Liveable Spirit Program at St. Patrick’s Parish, The Rocks. Liveable Spirit is a program for staff that are working at a Marist School. The program is run by Sr Fidelis McTeigue SM. Sister Fidelis has been a Marist Sister for 61 years and was the Principal for 26 years at Marist Sisters’ Woolwich. 

Today, Sister Fidelis serves the St Patrick’s community as Parish secretary. Most Saturday and Sunday mornings she wakes up at 4 am to prepare to coordinate St Patricks efforts to feed the homeless of Sydney. Sister Fidelis brings a richness and vitality to her vocation as she follows Mary in the Marist Sisters Charism. Sister Fidelis encourages all staff at Marist Sisters’ College to be initiated into the Liveable Spirit Program gaining a better understanding and connection with the Marist Story.

Thank you to the following staff for attending the day to continue enriching our Marist community; Ms. Te’Annie Makdessi, Ms. Veronica Barbagallo and Ms. Eva Kritikos. A special thank you to Sister Fidelis for her enthusiasm and generosity in planning the day and providing us with this wonderful experience.

Project Compassion – Fundraising Update and House Initiatives 

We would like to thank our Marist Sisters’ community for raising $1033.40 so far for Project Compassion!

As a Marist Sisters’ community, we encourage each of you to continue to donate money to Project Compassion. The money raised will help transform the lives of people living in poverty. This year, Caritas Australia takes the theme: ‘For All Future Generations’ for Project Compassion 2024. It challenges us to venture into a new experience of compassion, and is taken from the invitation of St. Oscar Romero, to “Aspire not to have more, but to be more.” This message invites us to step up and step out for those who do not have the essential resources they need for their survival. Those whose needs at this time are far beyond ours. 

The Power of Regular Giving 

More than a monthly donation, regular givers are part of a community, a collective of compassionate people like you, who are committed to supporting a more peaceful and just world.  By becoming a Champion for change, we strive to end poverty, promote justice, and uphold dignity for all.

What is the power of regular giving?

Poverty, conflict, and environmental crises have left hundreds and millions of people in a state of vulnerability, and regular giving can offer sustained support for meaningful, enduring change that contributes to fighting the devastating impacts of poverty and hunger. We know that providing ongoing support to a community is the best way to create genuine, lasting change – it’s why we work alongside our partners on long-term programs that tackle the issues that matter most to them. Monthly donations give us the tools we need to plan for the future, refine and strengthen our programs and significantly increase the number of people we can support. 

How does Caritas Australia transform regular donations into tangible change, turning compassion into action?

Together, we can empower communities by being there for them and standing alongside them to provide the resources and connections needed to create meaningful enduring change for themselves.

Mrs Caroline Morizzi, Religious Education Coordinator


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