In Loving Memory of Sr Marlene Henningsen

Photo by Elizaveta Strelkova.

Sr Marlene Henningsen entered eternal life on 25 November 2021.

We celebrate and give thanks for the life of Sr Marlene.

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16 days of Activism for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Image from UN Women.

2021 marks the 30th anniversary of the 16 days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign.

We all know that human trafficking and modern slavery happens here in Australia and the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (25 November) begins 16 days of prayer and action, concluding on Human Rights Day (10 December) to raise awareness of the violence that is happening in this country and across the world.

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The Gift of Sacred Scripture for all Christians

Photo by Aaron Burden.
Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.Isaiah 55.1 (ESV) adapted

Sacred Scripture is a gift to all denominations of the Christian religion. We know that one of the key elements uniting us as Christians is the scriptures. All Christians are, in different ways, “people of the book”.

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St Anthony’s Family Care: Supporting Persons with Disabilities

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St Anthony’s Family Care (SAFC) provides a range of individual, group and accommodation services for children and young adults with disabilities.

We support participants in Sydney’s inner west by offering school holiday programs, community access trips and in-home care, supporting people who have a range of moderate to complex support needs.

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Opening of Anderledy Lodge, Mary MacKillop Place, North Sydney

Opening of Anderledy Lodge.

Officially opening on 11 November, was the new Anderledy Lodge at Mary MacKillop Place, North Sydney.

This project began in December 2016, with the Development Application finally approved in May 2019 and the building contract signed in February 2020. Not long after, COVID-19 made its presence felt and had an impact on the progress of the building, especially this year. The completion on 4 November 2021 marked another milestone in the history of Mary MacKillop Place.

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A Josephite Companion reflects on the Josephite Charism and Advent

Photo by Daniel Seßler.

Josephite Companion, Janette Dobson, shares her insight on the recent Josephite Companions Conference and the ongoing influence it has had on her life, and reflects on the wonderful opportunity Advent gives us.

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Our Commitment to the Laudato Si’ Action Platform

The Sisters of Saint Joseph of the Sacred Heart working in collaboration with the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Lochinvar have committed to the ecological conversion envisioned in Laudato Si’ as the means to respond to the cry of Earth and the cry of people. By implementing a Laudato Si’ Action Plan (LSAP) they hope to take “decisive action, here and now”. (LS 161)

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St Mary MacKillop – Our Australian Saint

Mary MacKillop 1890.

As a child, Saints were an important part of my world. As a community we celebrated our patrons and gazed with mysterious wonder at the beautiful statues that adorned our parish churches. We valued the holy pictures given for achievement or for special occasions, attended the weekly novena for Our Lady of Perpetual Succour and prayed earnestly to St Anthony to search and find our lost items.

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