Recognising Father Julian Tenison Woods at MacKillop Catholic College

MacKillop Catholic College in Mornington, Tasmania was founded in 1994. At that time the Tasmanian Catholic Education Office approached the Christian Brothers and the Sisters of Saint Joseph to administer the College. In its inaugural year, the College was led by Br Tony Smith as principal, and Sr Louise Cotton. The Sisters of Saint Joseph […]

Josephite Mission and History Centre – An Oasis of Peace

To walk into this building is to walk into history. This is the view frequently expressed by visitors to the Josephite Mission and History Centre in Hobart, Tasmania. Here we acknowledge and celebrate the past to gain inspiration for the present and vitality for the future. Many people speak of an atmosphere of serenity permeating […]

Fusion: A Moment of Grace

On 19 March 2012, the Sisters of Saint Joseph, Tasmania, received authorisation from the Vatican for fusion with the Sisters of Saint Joseph of the Sacred Heart. “Fusion” is a scientific term to describe the coming together of two atoms to create something new and, in the process, releasing a huge burst of energy. The […]

Death of Sister M Francis McCarthy Anniversary

On February 12, 1940, at Sacred Heart Convent, New Town, Sister Mary Francis McCarthy, aged 90 years. Requiescat in pace. Mercury Newspaper 13.2.1940 Annie McCarthy, born in Dublin on 12 December 1849, arrived in Perthville from Ireland with eight other young women on 1 May 1875. Their destination – the Sisters of Saint Joseph. Sr […]