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From the Principal

Dear St Michael’s College Community,

Welcome Br Timothy Peter our new Brother Visitor

The St Michael’s College community welcome our new Brother Visitor, Br Timothy Peter and include his message to the Lasallian community below.  We look forward to welcoming Br Timothy to our College community in the future.

Dear Brothers and Lasallian Partners,
I am honoured to have been elected Visitor of the ANZPPNG District, and I look forward to serving the Mission and all who serve in it over the coming years.

Whilst I am aware of the challenges that lie ahead across the District, I am equally inspired by how the Mission continues to evolve to best meet the needs of young people.
With the support of my fellow Brothers, Lasallian Partners, and all who serve in the Mission, we will face what the future brings with faith, zeal, courage and optimism. Our future is undoubtedly “together and by association”.

Our Commitment as Brothers and Partners is to serve as Christ did – St John Baptist de La Salle said that we are examples for all we come in contact with. With this example, we will be available and be a servant to all.

Our new Superior General, Br Armin Luistro, writes to the Brothers stating that the centre of the Institute is not in Rome or one person, “The centre of the Institute is in each Brother and Lasallian Partner who faithfully and graciously respond to the call of the 46th General Chapter that we be audacious and open to new pathways.” The General Council asks that we journey in synodality.

The District Council will meet in October to set up processes by which we can animate the Brothers and Lasallian Partners that will ensure more responsive Governance structures and vibrant Lasallian Communities and to share a renewed commitment to Lasallian Mission in ANZPPNG. We will do this work through collaboration, trust and actively engaging with the centre of the Institute in dialogue toward a global vision.

Visits to Pakistan and Papua New Guinea communities will occur by the end of this year to review the Sector. This process will be done in collaboration as we listen and strengthen our Mission to young people and each other.

The Superior General has asked that the General Council, PARC Visitors and their Councils meet in Pattaya (Thailand) in January 2023 to look closely at the 46th General Chapter Report and how “pathways” fit into the PARC Region.

I look forward to working with you over the next four years.

Br Timothy Peter FSC ~ Brother Visitor

Kind regards,

 Mr Damian Patton
Acting Principal