A Day in the Life of an Eco-Hero – May

Meet Bridgette Barrett Bridgette lives in Adelaide, South Australia and has been a committed Eco-Hero for many years. Bridgette’s first encounter with the Sisters of Saint Joseph was when her daughter attended Mary MacKillop Primary School in Wallaroo. In the 1980s, the hole over the Antarctic was in the media and Bridgette made sure that […]


Laudato Si’ Week 2023

Hope for the Earth, Hope for Humanity has been adopted as the theme for Laudato Si’ Week this year, celebrated globally from 21-28 May. Pope Francis addressed the Laudato Si’ encyclical to “every person living on Planet Earth”. (#3). He frequently returns to the themes that humanity and creation are intimately woven together, just as […]


Josephite Justice Network Gathering – March 2023

The Josephite Justice Network (JJN) gathering was held at Kincumber South, New South Wales from 10-12 March 2023. Josephite Sisters, Companions as well as young Josephite volunteers from throughout Australia, were all present. The theme for the gathering was The Valley of Dry Bones (Ezekiel 37:5). We realised during the course of the weekend, that […]


Celebrating One Year of Laudato Si’ Plans

From Australia to Argentina, Zimbabwe to Canada, the United Kingdom to the United States, and everywhere in between—the world’s faithful joined together on 14 November 2022 to celebrate the one year anniversary of the Laudato Si’ Action Platform. The Josephite Community has joined and is committed to the Laudato Si’ Action Platform and has a plan […]


A Laudato Si’ Action Plan for the Josephite Community

 The Sisters of Saint Joseph of the Sacred Heart, in collaboration with the Sisters of St Joseph Lochinvar, are delighted to launch their Explore~Embrace~Embody Laudato Si’ Action Plan for the Josephite Community on the anniversary of the death of their co-founder, Fr Julian Tenison Woods (7 October). Explore~Embrace~Embody is a Josephite Action Plan for […]


Listen to the Voice of Creation

I have heard their cry… I know their sufferings… Come, now! I will send you… I will be with you. Ezekiel 3:1-12 The most overused word in the journalists’ lexicon these days is ‘unprecedented’. We hear of ‘unprecedented floods’, ‘unprecedented bushfires’, an ‘unprecedented drought’ – all the ‘unprecedented’ impact of climate change on women, men, […]


Laudato Si’ Week 2022: Explore – Embrace – Embody

In Australia, 16-24 May 2022 has been set aside as Laudato Si’ Week by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference. The week culminates on 24 May, the seventh anniversary of the publication of Pope Francis’ encyclical letter, Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home. Josephites have a long tradition of environmental and social awareness grounded […]


Earth Hour 2022

Recently, I viewed the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope, the great space science observatory now orbiting the sun about 1 million miles from the earth. This large telescope, about the size of a tennis court, continues the work of the Hubble Telescope, which for 25 years explored the farthest depths of the Universe. […]


Our Commitment to the Laudato Si’ Action Platform

The Sisters of Saint Joseph of the Sacred Heart working in collaboration with the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Lochinvar have committed to the ecological conversion envisioned in Laudato Si’ as the means to respond to the cry of Earth and the cry of people. By implementing a Laudato Si’ Action Plan (LSAP) they hope […]


Season of Creation: The World is Our Household, Let’s Honour It

The Season of Creation is a month-long prayerful observance, from 1 September to 4 October, that calls the planet’s 2.2 billion Christians to pray and care for God’s creation. It is a time to reflect on our relationship with the environment — not just “distant” nature, but crucially, the place where we live — and […]