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Josephites gather for milestone


JOSEPHITES across Australia marked the order’s 150th anniversary in Masses throughout the country last week, with particular gratitude in Queensland.  Without the perseverance of the sisters in the early 1900s, the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart may not have gathered in Brisbane on March 19 to celebrate a sesquicentenary at all. Sr Mary MacKillop and her sisters ... Read More »

Sisters are simply living the Josephite life

Josephite Sisters

A SEARCH of Mary MacKillop on the Internet today highlights just how far the saint’s influence has spread. Dioceses have her as their patron, schools and child care centres and ministries carry her name, and the work of the sisters extends across the globe. And yet, with an average age of 78 many Catholics may question “What is the future ... Read More »

A man of faith and honour

Karen Robinson

By Isaac Murphy ANZAC hero James Cameron was one of the lucky ones to make it through the First World War, but perhaps there was a saintly hand guarding him from the whistling bullets. “Lucky Jim”, as his fellow diggers called him had a close connection with a woman who would become Australia’s first saint. James was the cousin of ... Read More »

Mary triumphs through the Cross

Mary triumphs through the Cross

This is ARCHBISHOP MARK COLERIDGE’S homily from the Mass to celebrate the Solemnity of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop in St Stephen’s Cathedral, Brisbane, on August 8. IT’S all right for Jesus to say “I’m telling you not to worry about your life”. It wasn’t quite so straightforward for the woman who we celebrate this morning. She had plenty ... Read More »

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