A MISSION OF LOVE AND SERVICE
The Missionary Sisters of Service is an Australian Catholic religious order founded by
Fr John Wallis in Tasmania in 1944.
We are a community of women called to be bearers of hope in our world,
to bring the Good News of justice, compassion and peace to all creation,
that all may be transformed by the power of the Gospel.
We have a particular concern for people on the margins, geographically,
culturally, spiritually or socially.
We seek to encourage a sustainable way of life
for the flourishing of people and the Earth.
Our motto is into the highways and byways.
The Missionary Sisters of Service acknowledge the First Peoples and traditional custodians of the land in which we live. We respect, value and honour their history, culture and spirituality. We are committed to standing in solidarity with them and to work actively for justice, peace and harmony in this land.
We stand with all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in their struggles to achieve a First Nations Voice to Parliament enshrined in the Constitution and a Makarrata Commission to supervise treaty processes and truth-telling.
In 2019 we are celebrating our 75-year anniversary since we began. Throughout 2019 we have a range of events in Victoria, Tasmania, Queensland and South Australia to mark this special milestone. Click here to see a list of upcoming events.
Food for the Highways and Byways, our beautiful commemorative cookbook full of stories, photos and recipes, celebrating 75 years of the Missionary Sisters of Service. To purchase the book, download an order form, here.
We’re very excited to announce the launch dates of Dear Mother, Dear Father: Letters Home From John Corcoran Wallis 1927 – 1949, the latest book by Bernadette Wallis MSS. The Melbourne book launch will take place on Wednesday 2 October. There are also launches in Launceston (17 November 2019) and Hobart (19 Novemeber 2019). Get all the details, here.