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Serving up compassion on Shrove Tuesday

Archbishop Patrick O'Regan showed he could 'be more' by cooking pancakes for Shrove Tuesday at Thomas More College, Salisbury, last week.

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The traditional pancake cook-up followed the schools launch of Project Compassion in a liturgy involving students from the college and neighbouring Catholic schools.

This year’s theme for Project Compassion, Oscar Romero’s quote of ‘aspire not to have more, but to be more’, connects well with the college motto of Learn More, Love More, Be More.

Project Compassion is the annual Lenten campaign of Catholic humanitarian and development agency Caritas Australia.

Archbishop O’Regan spoke to students about the importance of “having a heart that is open to God, open to our neighbour and actually open to our deepest self”.

“Our journey towards Easter, beginning at Lent, is about having a journey to a bigger heart,” he said.

“The beautiful thing is too, and I’ll let you into a little secret, we don’t have to do it ourselves alone. Being more…actually means allowing God to be part of our lives as well.

“And that’s the great news of what we’re doing on our journey to Easter, God wants to do it with us. It’s God’s great love for us revealed at Easter.”

Archbishop O’Regan said ‘be more’ was a call to make sure that “our hearts don’t shrink and that there’s room in our hearts for lots of other people”.

 

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