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- Published: Tuesday, 23 November 2010 14:13
The Heart of Life Spirituality Centre held its annual graduation ceremony on the evening of November 22nd. Steve Dives MSC, community leader at St Mary’s Towers, Douglas Park, was one of the graduates of the full-time Siloam course in Spiritual Direction.
This was the 29th ceremony for Siloam graduates. Brian Gallagher MSC established the course at Kensington, NSW, in 1979. In 1980, it was transferred to the Sacred Heart Monastery at Croydon, Victoria, and, then, in 1983, to the newly established Heart of Life Centre. The present director of the Centre is Sister Susan Richardson PBVM.
Brian Gallagher presided at the Graduation Mass, celebrated in the chapel of St Paschal’s Box Hill, with a choir made up of Divine Word students. The Centre moved to the former Discalced Carmelites house of studies in Box Hill on the grounds of St Paschal’s and the Yarra Theological Union.
There were also graduates of the Heart of Life one year course for Spiritual Leaders and for those who did the Siloam course part-time over two years. This year’s graduates came from Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Tonga, the UK and three from Australia, representing Christian Brothers, Divine Word Missionaries, Marist Sisters, Sisters of Charity, Missionaries of the Sacred Heart and lay students.
Since its inception, over ten MSCs, from Australia and PNG have graduated from Siloam as Spiritual Directors. The course is recognised by the Australian Bishops Conference and the Conference of the Congregation Leaders of Australia.
MSCs present Siloam group 2010