Posted by Br Pat Lynch KNZM, QSO
on 5 May 2017
Yesterday the 5th May, the NZ Prime Minister, Bill English, visited De La Salle College Mangere East in New Zealand and spoke at the College assembly. It was a very warm and inspirational gathering.
The PM clearly resonated at a deep level with the students, since he was able to relate some of the setbacks he has had in his life being the 10th child in the family of 12.
He was very upfront about his religious upbringing and the fact that life does not always come served and its only when one is able to pick one self-up after setbacks, that success ultimately emerges.
The ceremony was formal, yet very touching for all concerned.