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We, Missionary Sisters of Service, keep busy in our various communities. We host and attend events, are busy with different projects, and happenings. On this page, you’ll find links to all our latest news and events, reflections and books.

Graced Beyond Telling launched in Tasmania

Graced Beyond Telling launched in Tasmania

On Saturday 13 April, Graced Beyond Telling: A Soul’s Dark Journey had its second launch, this time in Hobart, Tasmania. The Hobart branch of Highways and Byways, Healing the Land, Healing Ourselves, Together ('Highways and Byways') organised the event with Penny...

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Celebrating 80 years of the MSS in 2024

Celebrating 80 years of the MSS in 2024

It is with great joy that we commemorate and celebrate the 80-year anniversary of our foundation in 2024. Though we say this often, it does bear repeating—we have so much to be thankful for, with much of that gratitude extending to so many of you across our ancient...

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Graced Beyond Telling, book launched

Graced Beyond Telling, book launched

In a spirit of great joy and anticipation, Corrie van den Bosch MSS launched her new book, Graced Beyond Telling - A Soul's Dark Journey in Melbourne on 15 February 2024. More than 100 guests attended the launch at St Thomas the Apostle school and parish hall in...

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December newsletter out now

December newsletter out now

As we enter into this time of Advent, and usher in a new Church year, we pray that all may enter deeply into these days with expectant hope in the arrival of the Christ Child. And as we 'wrap up' and share our latest news in the December eNewsletter, it's clear we...

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Kath Clune MSS features in book

Kath Clune MSS features in book

Kath Clune MSS features in a book by Dr Maggie Kirkman, titled Times of Our Lives: Celebrating Older Women. Dr Kirkman interviewed Kath a couple of times for the book, which aims to pose this challenge: to see old age as an opportunity to continue learning rather than...

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Save the date! Bruny Island 2024 pilgrimage

Save the date! Bruny Island 2024 pilgrimage

Tasmania’s Bruny Island, on Nuenonne Country, is historically significant to the MSS. It’s the place where our story begins. It was on Bruny Island that our founder, Fr John Wallis, first heard the call of a mother, Mrs Kit Hawkins, who asked: ‘Who is looking after us...

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Congratulations to award recipient Lorraine Groves MSS

Congratulations to award recipient Lorraine Groves MSS

Congratulations to Lorraine Groves MSS, who was awarded the Guildford Young Medal for Service to Community in Tasmania in November 2023. Lorraine was among a group of nine people who were awarded the Guilford Young Medal at St Mary’s Catholic Cathedral in Hobart,...

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