Newsletter Archive
MORE
In Fide 23 July 2021
22nd July 2021

Last Friday our community celebrated the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, the Patron Saint of the Carmelites. The early Carmelites chose Mary as their Patron as they believed that she was the perfect model of the interior life, a life which seeks God in everything, a life of prayer and the practice of living in the presence of God. This is the life to which the Carmelites aspire. A life too, which continues to inspire and influence the work we do in support of the young men of Whitefriars College.

...
MORE
In Fide 25 June 2021
25th June 2021

We commenced this new term full of promise and hope. Life seemed to be returning to normal. Crowds had returned to sporting matches, restaurants were full, planes were flying and there wasn’t a mask to be seen. Unfortunately, as we know now, the situation can change rapidly.

...
MORE
In Fide 12 June 2021
12th June 2021

For most in our community, the last couple of weeks has been a time of difficulty and stress, fuelled by the uncertainty of a pandemic which is as unpredictable and difficult to read for us as a swirling fluky wind is, for a player lining up for goal at the MCG!

...
MORE
In Fide 29 May 2021
29th May 2021

When I was a young boy my parents ensured that their four sons received a rounded education. Part of that education entailed each of us attending piano lessons. Each week I would ride my bike to my lesson and wait for my turn.

...
MORE
In Fide 14 May 2021
14th May 2021

Don’t run through life so fast that you forget not only where you’ve been, but also where you’re going. Life is not a race, but a journey to be savored each step of the way.

...
MORE
In Fide 29 April 2021
29th April 2021

I get a sense now, that the world is a fragile place. On the one hand, life appears to be returning to normal, particularly here in Australia. On the other, we know that our situation can change rapidly. In some ways the challenges of 2020 are behind us, but we also know that the impacts of that extraordinary year are still being keenly felt in our community and will be for some time to come.

...
MORE
In Fide 29 March 2021
29th March 2021

A couple of Sunday’s ago, I stood before a group of prospective parents at our College Open Day to speak about the virtues and advantages of a boy’s education. I believe it was not possible to commence this address, without first acknowledging and supporting, the growing chorus of young women who continue to show strength and courage in calling out the extremely poor behaviours of some young men in our society.

...
MORE
In Fide 15 March 2021
12th March 2021

Every morning over tea and toast, I have a quick flick through the paper to ensure I keep up with the news of the day. I have to say it is not often an uplifting experience. Concerning issues on a global, national and local level, dominate. Issues we cannot shy away from or ignore.

...
MORE
In Fide 27 November 2020
30th November 2020

Dear members of the Whitefriars College Family, I always feel at this time of the year that there is a sense of urgency among us. It’s like we are all rushing to meet a deadline and that deadline is Christmas day! How many times do we hear people say, I have so much to do…

...
MORE
In Fide 13 November 2020
13th November 2020

Dear members of the Whitefriars College Family, Recently in our Liturgical Calendar, 1 November to be exact, we celebrated the feast of all Saint. This is a day on which we celebrate the lives of all our loved ones who are now resting in the palm of Gods hand. The name saint not only refers…

...
MORE
In Fide 29 October 2020
29th October 2020

Dear members of the Whitefriars College Family, It is with great excitement that I write to you this week as our Year 8, 9 and 10 students return following the longest absence of students from school in the history of education in this country. It is moments such as this when it is good to…

...
MORE
In Fide 16 October 2020
16th October 2020

Dear member of the Whitefriars College family, This past week I have felt somewhat like a bear who has come out of hibernation. Emerging from the darkness of winter the air smells sweeter, the sun feels warmer and there is a general feeling of energy and hope that envelopes us. Sorry to take a bit…

...