The most recent Congregation Chapter (Nairobi 2014) defined this Mission as: Drawn by Mystery, Destined for Life.
The Oceania Province of the global Congregation of Christian Brothers participates in this Mission faithful to the charism of its Founder Blessed Edmund Rice and informed by the contemporary wisdom and insights of both the Congregation Chapter and the Province Chapter.
Presence, Compassion and Liberation are the underlying values that guide a response within a Constitutional obligation of the evangelization of youth and the education and care of the materially poor. Central to this vision is the mutual transformation of all people, the celebration of shared ideals and values and the expression of a personal and collective commitment to engagement, development and renewal.
Therefore, our ministry engagement with local communities is always sensitive to the prevailing cultural, pastoral and spiritual context.
Edmund Rice Ministries, informed and guided by the Mission Directorate, participate in Mission through their direct engagement with and activity in, the ‘agenda of the world.’
Mission Services support governance bodies (central and local) in ways that reflect the Directorate delegations and in alignment with, and as an expression of, a contemporary understanding of the Charism.
In this way Province partnership with ministries seeks to stimulate and creatively support the establishment, development and promotion of relationships that generate mutual transformation.
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