Spiritual teacher arrives at college
STAFF and students from All Hallows College have welcomed Sister Susan to the chaplaincy team.
Sister Susan will work closely with Rev David Harrison, who has been the college’s chaplain for the past 10 years.
Prior to joining all Hallows, Sister Susan has taught RE in secondary schools, been in the ministry of leadership and worked as a chaplain in a high school.
However, her relationship with All Hallows and the Presentation Sisters goes back many years, and it is through her support that the school was able to make links with a community in Tamil Nadu, India.
Efforts at the school have contributed towards the building and maintenance of the All Saints Health clinic and Community Centre in India.
The opportunity afforded by these connections has enabled some of All Hallows’ senior students to visit India, which has been a transformational experience for them.
Michelle Garvey, assistant principal at All Hallows, said: “Sister Susan brings with her a wealth of experience and will be focusing on developing the spiritual life of our staff and students.”
Sister Susan said: “There are many exciting opportunities to continue to develop and enhance the Catholic life and ethos of All Hallows College.
“I am looking forward to tying in with the work of the RE department, which does an excellent job and is full of ideas, and enriching some of their activities.
“I am keen to promote the concept of student chaplaincy teams so that we develop our young people’s leadership skills in faith, spirituality and working with others.
“These teams will assist in the prayer life of the school and take an active part in preparing and delivering retreats.
“In this way, we can ensure that everyone in the school gets the opportunity to have time to reflect and deepen their faith.
“I also hope to contribute to creating meaningful opportunities and experiences which allow staff to develop their spirituality.”
●● Sister Susan