Sisters of St Joseph Lochinvar

A Special Foundation Day

On 4 September, a beautiful day in early spring, enthusiastic students, faithful friends and grateful Sisters came together to make this year’s Foundation Day, a day to remember. All came to celebra…

We Can Do Something

Sr Maureen offers this reflection to mark the World Day of Prayer for Creation on September 1. This day begins the Season of Creation which extends to 4 October, the feast of St Francis of Assisi. B…

Artist at Work

Wherever you go in the diocese of Maitland-Newcastle whether it be to a parish church or school, you will see examples of beautiful art created by Sr Dorothy Woodward, a Sister of St Joseph of Lochinv…

Asking for Change

Sr Mary-Ann Casanova rsj is the Project Officer for the Josephite Explore~Embrace~Embody Laudato Si’ Action Plan. She presents the next stage of the plan with its focus on Soft Plastics: raising aware…

For our Elders

This year NAIDOC Week coincided with the first week of the school holidays, so the community of St Joseph’s College, Lochinvar anticipated the occasion and celebrated one week early. What a wonderfu…

Welcome News

The funding promised by the Commonwealth Government has become a reality at Mums’ Cottage. Last year, Sr Helen Anne and her wonderful group of volunteers received a visit from local parliamentarians …

A Fitting Farewell

On a late autumn morning, relatives, friends and Sisters of St Joseph gathered in the chapel at Lochinvar to celebrate the Eucharist and give thanks for the life of Sr Pauline Burgess whose long life …

Soft Plastics Fact Sheet

Soft Plastics include Biscuit packaging (not including trays) Bread bags Bubble wrap Cereal box liners Confectionary packets and bags Fresh produce bags, incl. string bags Frozen food ba…

Changing Habits

Josephites Launch Laudato Si’ Campaign on Soft Plastics Sr Mary-Ann Casanova who is leading the campaign writes about the next stage of the Josephite Laudato Si Action Plan entitled Explore Embrac…

A Love of Nature

My siblings and I grew up in a rather isolated part of this country on the eastern slopes of the Great Dividing Range. On one side of our place flowed the Macleay River, in “a very old valley that wea…