Br. Mark Murphy, FMS

What gives you joy in living the vocation of a Brother today?

What gives me joy as a Marist Brother today is ministering to young people alongside other committed Marists. My role as a Pastoral Associate in a multi-cultural High School in Sydney calls me to minister to teenage students and staff where they are. Much of my work involves being a listening presence each day. I have enjoyed my recent up-skilling in a counselling degree and hope to use these skills more in my ministry.

As a Brother, how do you see yourself responding to the Gospel in the way of Mary?

Celebrating Eucharist most days allows me to extend and enrich this listening heart. Daily prayer and reflection calls me and challenges me to meet Christ in the young and to follow Him in the way of Mary.

Br Mark hails from Casino on the North Coast of NSW. A Marist Brother for 44 years, Mark is currently serving as a Pastoral Associate at Marist College, Eastwood where he is involved with St Vincent de Paul, conducting retreats and various prayer programs for students. An avid cricketer and sports fan, Mark loves nothing better than relaxing with a good book or casting a fishing line along a beach.