For newly professed Sr Josephine Mitchell, her first teaching post in 1954 was in the small community of Burringbar located in the top eastern corner of NSW. “It took over 24 hours to get there on the train from Sydney,” says Josephine, now aged in her 90s.
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 […]
Sr Mary with seafarers working on container ships and gas tankers that deliver fuel and cargo to Port Botany. “No Seafarers, No Shipping, No Shopping” With Sea Sunday approaching on 10 July, we are challenged once again to reflect on the lives of seafarers. Seafarers and fishers are critical to global trade. They toil daily […]
The World’s Greatest Shave is an annual fundraiser for the Leukemia Foundation. The money raised goes towards vital research and to giving emotional and practical support to Australian families facing blood cancer. This year is my fifth time participating in the World’s Greatest Shave and at this stage, I’ve raised $2660. Once again, I truly […]
In June 1867, young Mary MacKillop and her companion, Rose Cunningham, made their very first Josephite foundation in the city of Adelaide with a view to providing a catholic education for children whose parents [were] in humble circumstances.  In their bags they carried a manuscript copy of the Rules of the Institute of St. Joseph […]