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Faith & Mission

Christus Lux Mea “Christ is my Light”

Our College Motto outlines the inspiration that the Christian Brothers originally founded through their devotion to Christ our Redeemer. It is this devotion that set the Christian Brothers originally to consider the plight of the young people and to start a school in Ireland to help them face the economic challenges of the day. This original action can now be traced to St Edmund’s College Canberra where our young men and broader community are using Jesus as their example to attempt to live life to the full.
It is Jesus’ example that we constantly reflect on and share with our boys as we create an environment for all members our community to celebrate the rich Catholic tradition and to look forward with faith, optimism, compassion and hope for the future.

Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA) is the network of schools, entities and offices offering a Catholic education in the tradition of Blessed Edmund Rice. EREA schools strive to offer a liberating education, based on a gospel spirituality, within an inclusive community committed to justice and solidarity. Established by the Christian Brothers in 2007, EREA now has full responsibility for the schools operated by the Brothers at that time. With the addition of schools established since 2007 there are over 50 schools in 2015 enrolling over 35,000 students, through all states and territories of Australia. As part of their mission within the Church and shaped by the charism of Blessed Edmund Rice, schools offer an education guided by the Charter for Catholic Schools in the Edmund Rice Tradition. EREA has its own canonical and civil identity but remains closely connected to the Christian Brothers and their ongoing ministry. Schools operate in dioceses with the mandate of the local Bishop.

Annual Events

  • Opening College Mass at St Christopher’s Cathedral
  • Year 11 and 12 Retreats
  • Ash Wednesday Liturgy and Easter Mass
  • Mission Week
  • Founders Day- Blessed Edmund Rice
  • Mothers’ Day Mass
  • Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
  • Young Men of God Conference
  • Fathers’ Day Mass
  • Christmas Carols
  • Weekly Thursday Mass in the College Chapel

Faith and Mission Immersions

  • India Immersion
  • Darwin and Tiwi Mission Trip

Staff Faith Formation

  • Annual Staff Retreat Day
  • EREA Full of life Retreats and Pilgrimages
  • Catholic Education Archdiocese of Canberra Goulburn Professional Learning