Connecting with Josephite Schools in the Bathurst Diocese

In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Sisters of Saint Joseph in NSW, members of the Perthville Convent Heritage Committee have been visiting schools in the Bathurst Diocese founded by the Congregation. The primary schools were very interested in re-connecting with their Josephite charism. Sr Alice Sullivan and Sr Maureen Sanderson were the anchor in the […]

Irene McCormack Catholic College: Continuation of the Legacies of Sister Irene

To commemorate the anniversary of the death of Sister Irene McCormack (21 May 1991), we feature a reflection by Irene McCormack Catholic College. Irene McCormack Catholic College is a co-educational Year 7 to 12 secondary school which was established in 2000 by the Catholic Education Commission of Western Australia in response to an increased demand […]

Recognising Father Julian Tenison Woods at MacKillop Catholic College

MacKillop Catholic College in Mornington, Tasmania was founded in 1994. At that time the Tasmanian Catholic Education Office approached the Christian Brothers and the Sisters of Saint Joseph to administer the College. In its inaugural year, the College was led by Br Tony Smith as principal, and Sr Louise Cotton. The Sisters of Saint Joseph […]

Celebrating Lent at Mount St Joseph’s College

In preparation for Ash Wednesday (22 February), the Mount St Joseph Girls’ College (MSJ) community in Victoria, hosted a ‘Burning of Palms Ceremony’ with Fr John Healy from Holy Trinity Parish. Fr John spoke about the meaning and rich symbolism of palm branches and their connection to Ash Wednesday. He explained that they remind us […]

Celebrating 125 Years at Boulder, Western Australia

Over the weekend of 15-16 October, four Sisters of Saint Joseph, Dora Maguire, Frances Maguire, Kath Hitchcock and Pauline Dundon, and myself Sue Sondalini (the WA Archivist), met in Boulder in the WA goldfields, 600 kilometres to the east of Perth. We met to be part of the celebrations of the 125th anniversary of the […]

Celebrating the Gift of Education

150 Years of the Sisters of Saint Joseph Education in NSW This Teacher’s Day (28 October) we come together to say ‘thank you’ and celebrate the contribution, achievements and leadership of teachers. It is an opportunity to take a moment to recognise the impact of educators in all our communities. Education is a ministry close […]

First Adelaide school opens in 1867

On 2 July 2022, the Sisters of Saint Joseph will celebrate 155 years since the opening of the first Josephite school in Adelaide, South Australia. “What,” they say, “can you expect from colonial girls, without any knowledge of a religious life, and no one to train them?”[1] Writing to Sister Mary MacKillop, Father Julian Tenison […]

Celebrating 130 Years of Education

A reflection by Sr Maureen McDermott rsj on an exceptional milestone and celebration. It was with a joyous and grateful heart that I journeyed home after the celebrations of 130 years of education at St Joseph’s School, Hillston, New South Wales on Tuesday 3 May. The celebrations began with Eucharist concelebrated by Bishop Columba Macbeth-Green […]