Changing lives one stamp at a time
Each month, Pope Francis asks for our prayers for a specific intention. For the month of December, the prayer intention is for volunteers and not-for-profit organisations: We pray that volunteer non-profit organisations committed to human development find people dedicated to the common good and ceaselessly seek out new paths to international cooperation. Volunteers make an […]
Around the world with Mary MacKillop Today
You’re invited to a trip around the world with Mary MacKillop Today on Thursday, 3 November 2022 at 4:30pm AEDT! Inspired by Australia’s first saint, Mary MacKillop, Mary MacKillop Today are working to transform lives with dignity through self-determination.
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2022
Dignity for all – The commitments we make together for social justice, peace, and the planet We mark the 30th anniversary of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty this year on 17 October. The umbrella theme for this year is Dignity for all in practice. The 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights enshrined […]
Mary MacKillop Today Community Grants Program 2023
Applications for the Mary MacKillop Today’s Community Grants Program 2023 are currently open and will close at 5pm on Friday 23 September 2022 (AEST). Eligible organisations may apply for grants of up to AU$10,000 to deliver small, life-changing projects that promote life-long learning for Australians affected by vulnerability.
ethica’s actions uplift women and small business
Women artisan groups in Peru. Each month, Pope Francis asks for our prayers for a specific intention. For the month of August, the prayer intention is for small businesses. The Pope’s monthly prayer intentions are a call for all of us to transform our prayers into actions; with compassion for the world, to build a […]
Keeping St Mary MacKillop’s legacy alive
I’m so thankful to be part of the Josephite family and share stories with you about the work we’re doing at Mary MacKillop Today. Like you, I am truly inspired by the extraordinary ‘can help’ spirit of Mary MacKillop and the Sisters of Saint Joseph who travelled to set up schools in Australia’s remote communities. […]
A hand-up not a hand-out
CEO of Mary MacKillop Today, Jane Woolford, explains how affordable access to financial services can stop the cycle of poverty. Imagine your fridge breaks down one day — but you simply can’t afford to buy a new one to ensure you have fresh food to feed your family. Would you take out a loan to […]
Lent and the life of Mary MacKillop
CEO of Mary MacKillop Today, Jane Woolford, shares her personal reflections in this Lenten season. There is no doubt that hardship is all around us. Right here in Australia, people are enduring devastating damage from the floods. We are still feeling the difficult impacts of the pandemic, and overseas we are seeing a horrendous war […]
Going where the work is – World Day of the Poor
Pope Francis initiated World Day of the Poor in 2017 with the theme “let us love, not with words but with deeds.” Now in its fifth year, the theme for this World Day of the Poor on 14 November 2021, is from the words of Jesus at the Anointing in Bethany, “for the poor you […]
Mary MacKillop Today Community Grants Program 2022
Applications for the Mary MacKillop Today Community Grants Program 2022 will open at 9am on Monday 16 August and close at 5pm on Friday 17 September 2021 (AEST). Eligible organisations may apply for grants of up to $10,000 AUD to deliver small, life-changing projects that promote life-long learning for Australians affected by vulnerability.
ethica and Fair Trade
Want to join us in making a fairer world? Unfair vs fair: Buying ethica fair trade products is just the beginning. Trade is about long-term relationships, between producers and consumers and between countries and regions. For us to truly achieve fair trade, we must see the world in a different way, as a world where […]