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From the CEO-Principal
It is a pleasure to welcome our new students and faculty and a warm welcome back to our returning students and faculty to a new academic year.
We are delighted that Rev. Dr. James Hanvey SJ, Master of Campion Hall, Oxford University England, Associate Professor Margaret O’Connor, Rev. Dr. Gerry Healy SJ, Rev. Dr. Richard Leonard SJ, Rev. Dr. Jamie Calder SJ, and Sacha Burmez-Goldman SJ have joined the College Faculty.
The Jesuit College of Spirituality serves a diverse ecumenical community of post-graduate students who are active in a range of pastoral ministries. The Royal Commission into Institutional response to Child Abuse recommends “religious institutions should ensure that all people in religious or pastoral ministry, including religious leaders, have professional supervision with a trained professional or pastoral supervisor who has a degree of independence from the institution within which the person is in ministry” (Recommendation 16.45) Jesuit College of Spirituality’s Graduate Diploma in Supervision provides that professional pastoral training.
Therefore, we are proud to present the first graduates of the Graduate Diploma of Supervision: Major Tracey English, Major Christine Faragher, Mr. Grahame Pogue and Fr. Iain Radvan SJ. These graduates are well equipped to face challenges ahead having acquired knowledge and skills in supervision at JCS to complement their many years of experience in various ministries. During their studies, they have been exposed to values of Ignatius and the Jesuit tradition, contemporary standards and have shared experiences that have shaped their ethical framework and ministerial practices equipping them for a life of valuable service. We congratulate these students and all graduates and wish them well with their future ministries.
I also congratulate Rev. Dr. Cecilia Francis on her appointment as Associate Dean – Supervision and her recognition as a Supervisor-Trainer by the Australasian Association of Supervision. We thank Cecilia for her dedication and work to ensure that our supervision course meets professional standards, community expectations and our students’ pastoral needs.
Wishing all a successful and joyful year.
Jesuit College of Spirituality is a College of the University of Divinity and a work of the Australian Province of the Society of Jesus. Jesuit College of Spirituality is dedicated to promoting interest in Christian spirituality, pastoral formation and their allied disciplines, and to provide the opportunity to develop among its community of communities (ecclesial and academic) the means to further their research and continuing study interests through formal and informal opportunities.