In this Year of St Joseph, Sr Jan Tranter recalls some interesting details about the Josephite Sisters early connection with St Joseph under the title of Patron of the Universal Church.
Last year on 8th December, Pope Francis recalled the 150th ann…
Some years ago when Sr Margaret O’Sullivan was doing a project on ageing and aged care with a focus on pastoral needs, she invited some people to write about their experience of ageing. She kept the following response as it inspired her at the time. …
May the Lord open to her the gates of Paradise
that she may return to that homeland
where there is no death, where eternal joy endures.
These were the words of the Entrance Antiphon that began the Mass of Christian Burial for Sr Maureen Metz on 1…
Sr Jan Tranter lives in suburban Newcastle and writes of her experience and that of her Josephite Sisters during the COVID restrictions. An unexpected benefit was the awakening of a sense of community among those who lived on the street.
The word o…
This year 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the United Nations and its founding Charter. This anniversary comes in a time of great disruption for the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dwelling on the 1972 motto of the United Nations: Only One Eart…
Ten years have gone since crowds of Josephite Sisters and their Australian and New Zealand friends descended on Rome for a wonderful event, the canonisation of Mary of the Cross MacKillop. Sisters Margaret O’Sullivan and Jenny Riley share their cheri…