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Josephine Sister seeks just outcome on Timor Gap

Josephite Sr Susan Connelly

JOSEPHITE nun and human rights advocate Josephite Sister Susan Connelly has urged Australians to maintain pressure on the Federal Government to negotiate a fair maritime boundary with East Timor. On January 9, Australia and East Timor agreed to begin negotiations on a permanent maritime boundary between the two countries – a significant shift which could potentially end years of dispute ... Read More »

Josephite Sister one of seven religious arrested at Sydney asylum protest

Josephite Sr Susan Connelly

JOSEPHITE Sister Susan Connelly has described as “an enormously Eucharistic moment” her “arrest” in Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s electoral office in Sydney on August 29. Sr Connelly was one of seven religious leaders who refused police orders to leave the PM’s office while they staged a prayer protest over offshore detention centres. Six pastors and Sr Connelly carrying a large ... Read More »

Students don’t miss a Heartbeat in song for Sisters of St Joseph

Josephites song

FRIENDS, old and new, were encouraged to “listen to the heartbeat of the world” during feast day celebrations at Mary MacKillop College, Nundah. To celebrate its patron St Mary of the Cross and the Sisters of St Joseph, the college launched a new CD featuring a song written by teacher Mary Fletcher. Ms Fletcher wrote the song Heartbeat to celebrate ... Read More »

Sr Margaret’s biggest life lesson came from a brothel madam

Sr Margaret Robertson

A BROTHEL madam, a saint, special groups of liberated women and countless prisoners influence the way Sr Margaret Robertson follows Jesus Christ. As she looks back on why she took the decision more than 50 years ago as a young woman to join the Sisters of St Joseph she cannot forget the example of her loving parents either. It was ... Read More »

‘Joseph’ was a sign for this Brisbane Josephite Sister

Sr Annette Arnold

FOR a young Annette Arnold growing up in Rockhampton in central Queensland, the name “Joseph” was to be key in the unfolding of her life. The eighth in a family of 10 children, she grew up in the cathedral parish of St Joseph. “The significance of that has not been lost on me – my grandfather was Joseph, my father James Joseph and ... Read More »

Josephites called to be the face of compassion in the world

Being mercy

IT is with gratitude in our hearts, that we the Sisters of St Joseph will celebrate this feast of St Joseph.   It will mark our 150th year of dedicated service to the Church and to our world.  On this day our hearts will be filled with joy as we remember that founding moment of our congregation. In 1891, the 25th ... Read More »

South American trip an eye-opener for Brisbane teens

Peruvian adventure

SILENCE struck 16 Catholic school students when they gazed at the list of 70,000 people killed or abducted in Lima up to three decades ago. Peruvians call the monument, “The Eye that Cries”. It preserves the memory of thousands who were killed or disappeared when terrorists roamed the city in the 1980s and 1990s. Immortalised on one of the 70,000 stones ... Read More »

Sister shares her wisdom

Sister Zinn's wisdom

By Paul Dobbyn SISTER Carol Zinn is sure that “2000-plus years out from the first group of early Christians one thing has not changed”. “Religious life still remains as a radical response to the Gospel in a particular historical cultural context,” the Sister of St Joseph said in Brisbane recently while undertaking a series of lectures.  “What does change is ... Read More »