International Women’s Day – Reflections Across Generations
International Women’s Day, celebrated on 8 March throughout the world, honours and recognises the achievements and contributions of all women. This year, the theme Cracking the code: Innovation for a gender equal future, focuses on the role of innovation in the advancement of gender equality and the empowerment of women.
Launch of the History of Josephite Companions
Archbishop Patrick O’Regan launched the book written by Mary Cresp rsj, Evolution of a Movement: Josephite Associates to Josephite Companions 1979 – 2019 at the Regional Centre ‘Bethany’, Kensington, South Australia, on Thursday 1 December. Since the Archbishop is himself a Josephite Companion, he was able to recall the impact the Sisters, especially at Perthville […]
Making A Difference – A Reflection on St Mary MacKillop
Never see a need without doing something about it.Mary MacKillop In 1866, together with Father Julian Tenison Woods, Mary MacKillop founded the Sisters of Saint Joseph of the Sacred Heart and opened a school to provide free education for the children of Penola, South Australia. From this small beginning, Mary went on to establish Catholic […]
A Day in the Life of a Josephite Companion
Pauline McGuire lives in Townsville, Queensland where she works as secretary for the Mary MacKillop Parish. It was at the Parish that Pauline discovered a connection with the Josephite Charism and became a Josephite Companion in 2009. As a Josephite Companion, Pauline helps coordinate the MacKillop Gate Prison Bag ministry and assists with the planning […]
A Josephite Companion reflects on the Josephite Charism and Advent
Josephite Companion, Janette Dobson, shares her insight on the recent Josephite Companions Conference and the ongoing influence it has had on her life, and reflects on the wonderful opportunity Advent gives us.
A Josephite Companion’s Reflection on Father’s Day
For the Josephite Companion Movement, 2021 has been a year of new beginnings: a new name and structure, and new ways to “Gather Together”. We have surmounted many obstacles and climbed many hills. We have had meetings and prayer sessions via email, video, phone, Zoom and, in some lucky cases, in person. All this has […]