World Day of Prayer 2024

The World Day of Prayer has a long history. It begun in New York in 1887 by Mary Ellen Fairchild James as a day of prayer for home missions. Two years later it became prayer for world missions. It travelled to Canada in 1922, then to the British Isles in the 1930s. From 1927, the […]

World Day of Prayer 2023

The World Day of Prayer is an international ecumenical Christian laywomen’s initiative. It is run under the motto, Informed Prayer and Prayerful Action and is celebrated annually in over 170 countries on the first Friday in March. The movement aims to bring together women of various races, cultures and traditions in a yearly common Day […]

150 Years in NSW: We Remember, We Reflect, We Give Thanks

In this our sesquicentenary year of the arrival in New South Wales of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of the Sacred Heart, we offer this meditation. November is the month of All Saints and All Souls so, in our Josephite story, this is our special focus: We Remember, We Reflect, We Give Thanks Take time […]

International Day of Prayer, Reflection and Action Against Human Trafficking

Pope Francis has declared the feast of Saint Josephine Bakhita on 8 February as the International Day of Prayer, Reflection and Action against Human Trafficking. Born in Southern Sudan in 1869, St Josephine Bakhita was kidnapped and sold twice into slavery. After gaining her freedom, she dedicated her life to sharing her story and supporting the […]