From the early days of the Congregation the Sisters sought to bring “God’s saving love to the poor especially in isolated rural areas .... primarily through the ministry of Christian education.” (Constitutions p6)
As Sisters established primary and secondary schools in many parishes the teaching of music provided opportunities for children to develop their musical skills and for Sisters to exercise ecumenical outreach.
For some of our Sisters education has remained the focus of their ministry with an emphasis today on adult faith formation, tertiary education, and on continuing to support and encourage the staff and students of our Josephite schools.
The Tenison Woods Education Centre (TWEC) has been a major provider of Adult Faith Formation in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle since the early 1990s. The faith formation opportunities Sisters have provided for individuals and parishes have enabled lay people to participate more fully as disciples in God’s mission and the life of the church.
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