Br. Michael Green, FMS

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

You know when you’re at home. You know when you belong. That’s it for me and the Marist Brothers. It’s really been that way from the start, and has only deepened with the unfolding of the years. I can’t imagine not living in community, or not having my energies focussed on making a difference in the lives of young people; and I can’t imagine it without the God of being.

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

Four decades have brought immeasurable joys, both in community and in ministry, especially in school ministry. I am energised by being with young people, educating them, journeying with them, trying to model for them what it means to be like Mary and not to sit on the sidelines of life but to give it a full-hearted “YES!”. It has also asked a lot of me at times, even often, but that’s the story of any worthwhile life, isn’t it? To be a Brother is for me to have a life with daily meaning, with deep purpose, and with a profound sense of a fulfilled and sustaining humanity. And to be with others who feel them same.

Brother Michael has been involved in educational leadership for over 30 years and is currently serving as National Director of Marist Schools Australia and Executive Director of Marist Ministries.