The reunion of Brothers and former Brothers that took place in October turned out to be a unique occasion and opportunity with attendance of over 50 De La Salle Brothers and former Brothers It was a celebration of association and connection which began with a morning tea with much animated conversation and a Eucharistic gathering at St Bede's College Mentone, followed by dinner at the Mentone RSL.
The Eucharistic assembly celebrated by Father Peter Matheson brought to mind our Lasallian and Christian heritage . It spoke of a union of shared vision and a rich spiritual culture.
The informal meal, with excellent food and fine libations, provided the opportunity to renew friendships, give voice to old memories, fill in the gaps of time and give thanks. The yarns kept coming, and the laughter rang through.
Those who attended, relished meeting again and filling in the gaps of time, and went away buoyed by the common spirit and the simple human connection that the gathering provided. Everyone expressed gratitude for the opportunity and the organisation that made this a memorable reunion. Appreciation also goes to those who travelled interstate and long distances to be part of this event.
Special thanks to the organising committee Michael MacFarlane, John Camillo and Br Michal McCabe.