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New era for Ararat’s Marian College

AUSPICIOUS OCCASION: Marian College Ararat has celebrated the handover of governance of the school’s land from Brigidine Sisters to Kildare Ministries. School captains Brianne Cole and Logan Spark are pictured with former teachers Sr Rosie Joyce, Sr Rose Duffy, Sr Sue Chambers and Sr John Spurr at a ceremony on Monday. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

AUSPICIOUS OCCASION: Marian College Ararat has celebrated the handover of governance of the school’s land from Brigidine Sisters to Kildare Ministries. School captains Brianne Cole and Logan Spark are pictured with former teachers Sr Rosie Joyce, Sr Rose Duffy, Sr Sue Chambers and Sr John Spurr at a ceremony on Monday. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Marian College Ararat has entered a new era, entrusting stewardship of the school’s land to Kildare Ministries at a ceremony on Monday.
The ceremony marked a shift in governance, with Kildare Ministries taking over educational and community works formerly governed by the Victorian Province of Brigidine Congregation.
The Brigidine Sisters have governed Marian College and been responsible for the property since the school’s inception in 1988.
Principal Carmel Barker said as part of the changeover, the school community celebrated the occasion with Brigidine Sisters and Kildare Ministries trustees.
Brigidine Sisters have handed over Marian College in Ararat, or entrusting their land on which all the Brigidine schools are on to Kildare Ministries.

Brigidine Sisters have handed over Marian College in Ararat, or entrusting their land on which all the Brigidine schools are on to Kildare Ministries.


“The handover ritual dignified the Marian College story, of our pioneering nuns after whom our new houses are named, and the generosity of the parish priests serving in Ararat at the time,” she said.
“Our story reflects the emergence of the township of Ararat in the discovery of gold, mining and farming.
“It celebrates the many Brigidine Sisters who have lived and served in Ararat and who had an active hand in the expansion and progress of Marian College.”
School leaders unveiled a commemorative plaque marking the co-missioning during the ceremony.
“We welcomed back many Brigidine Sisters and past principals as well as teachers who have been a part of the college over the years,” Mrs Barker said.
“We celebrated the rich Brigidine tradition which has underpinned the strength of the college. Our motto of Strength and Gentleness reflects the journey that Marian College has enjoyed for the past 130 years.”

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