MSS meeting the challenges of today

MSS meeting the challenges of today

“…like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit.” Jeremiah 17:8 In Frederick Street, Launceston,...
Reflection for World Day of Social Justice, February 20

Reflection for World Day of Social Justice, February 20

Our friend Andrew Hamilton SJ has kindly share this reflection to mark World Day of Social Justice on 20th February. In Australia the World Day of Social Justice goes pretty much unnoticed. It is swamped by the start of the school year, the gathering speed and urgency...
Catholic Religious Australia against COVID-19 vaccine nationalism

Catholic Religious Australia against COVID-19 vaccine nationalism

The Missionary Sisters of Service are members of Catholic Religious Australia (CRA). CRA has recently put out a media statement expressing its opposition to the stockpiling of COVID-19 vaccines by wealthy nations and supports an equitable distribution of vaccines...
An unexpected gift, Fr John Wallis portrait on canvas

An unexpected gift, Fr John Wallis portrait on canvas

We are excited to show off a beautiful new gift that is gracing the wall of our MSS office in Melbourne. Jeff Byrne has been a director of our Highways and Byways – A Community of Service Board for the past seven years. During this time, we’ve been so grateful to Jeff...
Beryl Gleeson: counting her blessings each day

Beryl Gleeson: counting her blessings each day

At 86 years of age, Beryl Gleeson MSS is “more content now” than she’s ever been. Having entered the Missionary Sisters of Service community in August 1969 at age 34, she says now is a time for enjoying each moment, counting the blessings, and being at ease in “not...