About the Sisters
Our Foundress Mary MacKillop
Julian Tenison Woods
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The TransPacifico Region is made up of the Local Communities of Sisters in Queensland, Aotearoa New Zealand and Peru.
The Sisters of St Joseph arrived in Brisbane Queensland in December 1869, Whanganui Aotearoa New Zealand in April 1880 and Temuka Aotearoa New Zealand November 1883, then almost a century later in Lima Peru in 1981.
The diversity of the Region is reflected in rural outback, tropics, geothermal activity, ever-changing landscapes, snow-capped mountains, arid planes, jungles and cities.
The Sisters of St Joseph are committed to walk with and support the indigenous peoples of Queensland, Aotearoa, Peru and Brazil respecting the particular cultural differences of each nation and the challenges that offers to this Region. Our Sisters speak 4 predominant languages – English, Te Reo, Spanish and Portuguese and join with each other in the celebration of national days.
The Sisters continue to respond to God’s Mission through education, spirituality, pastoral care, ecology, health, family support, counselling, prayer and hospitality. We are always open to the new and emerging ways God calls us to identify in our commitment to make the cause of the poor our cause.
In this age of technology we endeavour to find ways that will keep us connected from the western border of Queensland, across the Pacific to the western border of Peru and into Brazil.
Page last updated June 2016