Why would some people choose Religious Life today?

Annually in the Australian Catholic Church, we celebrate National Vocations Awareness Week, this year being held from 6-13 August. Why do some people choose chastity? To live a life of poverty? To life a life of obedience? The goal in each vocation is to love God with all one’s heart, mind, soul and strength, and […]


Celebrating 70, 75 and 80 Years of Religious Life

Sisters from across Australia gathered at Mary MacKillop Place in North Sydney recently to acknowledge and celebrate their Tanzanite (80 years), Tourmaline (75 years) and Platinum (70 years) Jubilees. Seven of the Jubilarians from a group of 15 Sisters were able to gather where they were welcomed by Sisters of Saint Joseph Congregational Leader, Sr […]


‘Circling’ with Fresh Courage

Written for World Day for Consecrated Life which is on the feast of the Presentation of the Lord – 2 February 2023. Recently, nine Sisters of Saint Joseph gathered at Mission Bay, Auckland, in Aotearoa New Zealand. We sought to respond to God’s call, “Enlarge the space of your tent, spread out your tent cloths […]


Diamond Jubilee Celebration 2022

Sisters celebrating their Diamond Jubilees were delighted to come together as they entered the Chapel at Mary MacKillop Place for their Mass of Thanksgiving, The marking of their Jubilees had, as had others, been postponed due to the pandemic. Finally on 15 September 2022, the Sisters were able to celebrate their commitment of 60 years […]


Golden Jubilee Celebration 2022

The Sisters of Saint Joseph gathered on 3 September to honour 16 Golden Jubilarians at Mary MacKillop Memorial Chapel at North Sydney. The Sisters arrived from Timor-Leste, Peru, Halls Creek in the Kimberley, Perth, Adelaide, Penola, Melbourne, Launceston, Brisbane and Sydney. The Sisters had made their first profession 50 years ago at Baulkham Hills, Sydney, […]


February Prayer Intention: Religious Sisters and Consecrated Women

Each month, Pope Francis asks for our prayers for a specific intention. For February, the prayer intention is for Religious Sisters and Consecrated Women. Pope Francis reminds us we are on a Synodal journey with the universal Church in communion, participation and mission, and that we are to do our part. (Letter to all Consecrated […]