As Easter unfolds, we hear these words: Christ is risen, the light has dawned, and hope is born anew. The Easter story invites us to travel with Jesus through the reality of death to new life. Like Jesus, Christians are called to surrender the pain and suffering of our world into the arms of our […]
Joseph, a Man who Engaged with his Neighbours Over these past few weeks, we have seen and experienced the gift of being a neighbour as Ukrainian families flee into neighbouring countries. Joseph, Mary and the child Jesus knew this experience when they were forced to go to Egypt fleeing the wrath of Herod. In Australia […]
Australia Day is a time for all Australians to reflect deeply on what it means to be Australian. It is a time to Reflect, Respect and Celebrate the best of what being it means to live in this unique land that many have come to call home. As we ponder all that this day holds […]
As we celebrate Christmas in 2021, the Sisters of Saint Joseph give thanks for the many gifts that have been shared during this special Year of Saint Joseph. We were delighted to receive a blessing and letter from Pope Francis acknowledging this special year.
Sr Monica’s video message. Feast of Saint Joseph (19 March) Be creatively courageous like Joseph.Pope Francis, Patris Corde, No. 5 On 8 December 1870, Pope Pius IX declared Saint Joseph as the Patron of the Universal Church. Pope Pius IX was the Pope with whom Mary MacKillop met in Rome in 1873. On 8 […]
Theme: Reflect, Respect, Celebrate In 2020, the National Australia Day Council launched a new campaign that calls upon all Australians to reflect, respect and celebrate on Australia Day. According to the National Australia Day Council: Australia Day, 26 January, is the day to reflect on what it means to be Australian, to celebrate contemporary Australia […]
Greetings as we begin a new year – a year which lies before us with opportunities for creating a new way of living in our world. As Rainer Maria Wilke in his poem on New Year reminds us: “And now we welcome the new year, full of things that have never been.”  As we […]
A Christmas message from Congregational Leader Sr Monica Cavanagh. And the light shines out in the darkness and the darkness did not overcome.John 1:5 These reassuring words from the Gospel of John ring out words of hope for a world preparing to celebrate Christmas in a different context. For many the possibility of gathering with […]