We, the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart, are a faith community of women, passionate about our share in God’s Mission, engaged with the challenges of our reality and with the call to mission in our times.
The clarity of Mary MacKillop's vision impels us as Sisters to:
We are affectionately known as the Josephites or the 'Joeys'. We are about 886 Sisters living and ministering throughout Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Peru, East Timor, Scotland and Brazil.
From the beginning we have lived among people, sharing daily life and responding to the needs of the day. Held in God’s hospitable heart we draw strength to respond to places of violence, fear and insecurity in our world, the places of incompleteness and limitation in ourselves.
As we walk as one with people and with trust in God’s Providence we listen again and again for the cry of the poor and respond revealing the hospitable heart of our God. (Ref. 25th General Chapter).