Julian Tenison Woods: A Life 'Julian Tenison Woods - A Life' written by Mary MacKillop in 1903 and first published in 1997, gives an authentic and inspirational insight into the life of Father Julian Tenison Woods. Who better to understand the deep faith and passion for mission of 'Father Founder' than Mary, to whom he was friend and spiritual director.
The Archer Letters The Archer Letters were published by the Sisters of St Joseph, Goulburn in 1983. The publication contains 33 letters (1863-1889) written by Father Julian Tenison Woods to William Archer. Each letter includes meticulous footnotes prepared by Sr Anne Player, a Sister of Saint Joseph from Goulburn (1934-2016) who was passionate about research into Fr Julian's life and times. These footnotes give context and meaning to the letters, situating Fr Julian within Australian society of the time and revealing aspects of his life and interests apart from the Sisters of Saint Joseph.
So Small a Beginning – Conference Speech Sr Marie Foale speaks about the beginnings of the Institute of St Joseph for the Catholic education of poor children. She believes that as a young Josephite growing up, she had a sense that one day Mary MacKillop and Julian Tenison Woods had made a spontaneous decision to found an order. You’re invited to watch Sr Marie’s conference speech, ‘So Small a Beginning’ in five parts.
Laudato Si’ – Webinar In May 2015 Pope Francis launched his encyclical with the subtitle “On Care for our Common Home” and the title “Laudato Si’” which are the opening words for a hymn composed by St Francis of Assisi in the 1200s. For our time, this document is both relevant and important, since it highlights the priority that respect for the environment should have in Catholic life, and integrates the notion with what is central to our understanding of humanity’s relationship with God. It is striking that many of the issues raised in Laudato Si’ find a parallel in the writings of Julian Tenison Woods. We can be proud of the fact that Julian Woods, as co-founder with Mary MacKillop, injected into the foundations of the Sisters of Saint Joseph a sense of the integration of spirituality and nature and set an example of science being a means of relationship with God. We remember, however, that he lived in a different time from us, and no-one is suggesting that his perceptions of creation and his world are the same as those of Pope Francis. But like a thread that runs through the whole garment, Julian’s words do illustrate his insights into a constant theme that can be traced from the Gospels to our era, and they, like those of Laudato Si’, can help us recognise these teachings as foundational to our faith. In this five-part webinar, Sr Mary Cresp explores some of the parallels between the work of Pope Francis and Julian Tenison Woods. Sr Colleen Keeble assists her in the presentation.
Ego to Eco – Webinar Father Julian Tenison Woods was a Catholic priest who had made a great contribution to Australian Geology, Botany, Palaeontology and Zoology. Today the ecology of the Earth is suffering. Pope Francis states that we are in a time where peoples of the world need to have an ‘ecological conversion.’ Although Father Julian had lived in a different time to us, he had recognised the importance of looking after the Earth. In recognition of the great ecological wisdom of Father Julian, Sr Mary Cresp has created a webinar titled ‘Ego to Eco’ which consists of four parts. In watching the webinar, we can look to Father Julian as a model for ‘ecological conversion.’
Julian Tenison Woods: Man of Words Father Julian Tenison Woods (1832-1889) was a Man of Words. His passion for the mission of God and for all things scientific, together with his thorough research, gave energy to his listeners and credence to his readers. For the 130th anniversary of Father Julian's death in 2019, a series of articles with letters titled 'Fr Julian: Man of Words' were published. Although over 130 years after his death, we cannot have the privilege of hearing Father Julian speak, the articles have provided an opportunity to read his words. We hope you enjoy exploring through words.
Celebrating St Mary MacKillop in the Year of St Joseph During the Year of St Joseph (8 December 2020 – 8 December 2021), the Congregation offered seven videos to celebrate the feast of St Mary MacKillop (8 August) with themes from the life of St Mary, the seven qualities of St Joseph in Pope Francis’ document Patris Corde, and the life of experience of diverse Christians. Please note, you can view and use these videos at any time.
A Month with St Joseph During the Year of St Joseph (8 December 2020 – 8 December 2021), the Congregation created the resource 'A Month With St Joseph' consisting of prayers, images, hymns and videos for the feast of St Joseph the Worker (1 May). Please note, you can use these prayers at any time.
Seven Days of Prayer with St Joseph During the Year of St Joseph (8 December 2020 – 8 December 2021), the Congregation created the resource 'Seven Days of Prayer with St Joseph' leading up to the feast of St Joseph (19 March). Please note, you can use these prayers at any time.
Article 9 – Retreat: Affirming My Life, Loves and Death A reflection from the Josephite Eldering Team.
Article 8 – Letting go the Life that Cannot be Lived A reflection from the Josephite Eldering Team
Julian Tenison Woods: Priest, Scientist, Citizen, Founder & Educator Written by Margaret Muller. SA State History Conference Robe, Stories and Lives, Sunday 25 October 2015, 13.25 – 14.55.