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...
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...
Life as Mission, a reflection by Maureen Hickling MSS

Life as Mission, a reflection by Maureen Hickling MSS

Maureen Hickling MSS featured in our August 2020 newsletter. Here is the full version of Maureen’s beautiful reflection, which had been originally shared as part of our 2019 MSS Chapter Gathering. Maureen wrote: For more than 20 years now I have lived, moved and...
Would I sit with Homeless Jesus?

Would I sit with Homeless Jesus?

We are delighted to share this beautiful reflection, Where would I sit? by Penny Edman (pictured) who is a freelance writer based in Hobart, Tasmania. Penny has been a friend of our Community of Women since 1984, while still living in Bundaberg, Queensland. She is the...
From the heart of death: a reflection

From the heart of death: a reflection

Corrie van den Bosch MSS wrote the following reflection on 6 April 2020, the Monday of Holy Week. Though Good Friday has passed, there is much richness in these words to reflect upon. Our Holy Week liturgies are muted this year. COVID-19 prevents us from gathering in...