Bishop Anthony Fisher has nominated Brother Patrick Howlett for the Croce Pro Ecclesia et Pontfice, the highest recognition for a Religious. The Marist brother is principal of Parramatta Marist High School Westmead.
Bishop Fisher nominated Brother Patrick for the Papal honour noting his 50 years of dedicated service to Catholic education. At the ceremony, Father Arthur Bridge, parish priest at St Oliver’s, Harris Park read Brother Patrick’s citation to the congregation who gave a standing ovation.
“Brother Patrick Howlett is a most extraordinary educator and visionary held in the highest esteem by professional colleagues, students and communities,” the citation read.
“Br Patrick Howlett espouses a professional relationship that is underpinned by Gospel values, this has been central in his leadership and mission in Catholic Education. He demonstrates the five charisms of St Marcellin Champagnat: love of work; family spirit; presence, simplicity and love of Mary.”
Br Patrick Howlett awarded Papal Honour for services to education (CEO Parramatta)