Archbishop Peter A Comensoli
Our First Peoples of this Great Southland of the Holy Spirit have not marked their ancient presence in this land by establishing monuments or institutions. Their presence has indeed been a humble one, evident not in static structures but in the dynamics of family bonds, shared rituals and a common identity. These are the same markers which ought to show forth in a Christian people. Therefore, the cry for recognition from our Indigenous people should not be unfamiliar to God’s pilgrim people. We all desire to learn the way of simplicity and trust, and to be at home in our location. We all will find our deeper roots of identity in the parenthood of the one Creator, our Father, who invites us all to come under his yoke and to find rest in Him.