GALLERY: Ready to live life on purpose

Last night the Vocations Director (Archdiocese of Brisbane), mountaineer, army chaplain and adventurer, Fr Morgan Batt, joined us for ‘Pints With A Purpose’ at the Northern Star Hotel.

There was great enthusiasm with 45 people coming to hear Fr Morgan’s stories.

He shared with us stories of climbing Mount Everest, and being the only priest to celebrate Mass 500 metres from the summit. We heard about people Fr Morgan had met in Rwanda, Guatemala, Panama, Iraq and Tibet, and how their stories had impacted his own life.

Fr Morgan also encouraged us to be ‘multipotential’, not just thinking about what we do as a job, but developing all of our gifts and being who God designed us to be.

He posed the question ‘What would you do if you weren’t afraid?’   

Claire McWilliam from Toronto parish said that after hearing his stories she was ‘inspired to be bold and courageous in everyday life, being God’s light and love’.

Everyone left the talk feeling encouraged and ready to live our lives on purpose!

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Brooke Robinson

Brooke is Content Officer for the Communications Team in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle