Monday 24th September MITHRA

Today we began our work with MITHRA. It was a challenging day for us all to be confronted with the range of ‘difabilities’ of the students living there. The girls were wonderful, working in the classrooms, physio rooms, sewing rooms and helping out at lunch. The weather is quite intense so we are all coming home tired but sleeping well. Our work with MITHRA continues this week. In the afternoon we visited the Presentation sisters at Church Park, a real highlight. These sisters are living and working the mission that Nano Nagle began. The Presentation Sisters started their Indian work in Chennai so it was special to see the Tamil school which Xaverian House support as their Presentation Ministry. Extra special for Ms Crellin , Head of Xaverian House as she and the Xaverian students presented a cheque for the money they have raised to the Presentation Sisters.

Day 14 – Salzburg

This morning, we woke up to a hot buffet breakfast. Then we boarded the bus and the best bus driver ever (Udo) drove us around for a guided panoramic tour, where we saw some Sound of Music sights. For the rest of the morning, we strolled around sunny Salzburg. We saw Salzburg Cathedral, St Peter’s Abbey, Schloss Mirabell Palace, Marionettentheater and Mozart’s birthplace. Then we got 6 hours free time, to eat, shop and explore Salzburg. We had a relaxing picnic under the shade of the trees in the Mirabell gardens. After some of us broke our bank accounts, we went to an ice cream shop on our way back to the hotel. After a long day, we enjoyed dinner.

See below for our friends modelling some traditional Austrian clothing.

Lily Camilleri, Bella McGrath, Georgia Sofronoff and Gabby Sciacca