Pilgrimages for Schools
A renewed way to experience Mary MacKillop Place
In reviewing our purpose in collaboration with teachers and schools across the country, and understanding that purpose as applied to the needs of schools, we know we have a sacred place of Pilgrimage at Mary MacKillop Place that we need to share with all.
A Pilgrimage’s central offering, of removing yourself from your own time and place to a sacred time and a sacred place, allowing you to pause in a significant moment of reflection, is a transformative experience. It is the act of making the journey and being present physically and spiritually in the sacred place that makes it a Pilgrimage.
These understandings are at the core of the two new experiences we have now created for you here at Mary MacKillop Place; the Children’s Pilgrimage for your students and The Teacher’s Pilgrimage for your school’s staff.
The schools that have helped us trial and develop our Pilgrimage offerings have found them to be a tangible and uplifting experience for students and teachers alike. The Pilgrimages transform what was previously a historical tour into a spiritual exploration. These schools have then been able to take this uplifting spiritual experience back to their classrooms, delivering real benefit to the students and their school communities.
We look forward welcoming you to Mary MacKillop Place in this renewed way and to sharing the wonderful outcomes of our new Pilgrimage experiences with you, your students and your teaching colleagues.