Our Spirituality

Spirituality of our Sisters

We, Missionary Sisters of Service, are inspired by the Good News of Jesus Christ. Our motto of ‘going out into the highways and byways’ comes from the parable in the Gospel of Luke 14:15-24. Like the people sent out in that parable, we seek out people wherever they are, in whatever they’re doing, visiting in homes, gathering in communities, supporting and empowering them in their lives and in the Love of God.

Reflections

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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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Nothing can ever be the same again; COVID-19 and the environment

Governments around the world are anxious to get their countries back to normal. But what is ‘normal’? It is claimed during China’s lockdown over the virus, the resulting cleaner atmosphere saved...
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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...

Inspiration

Podcasts

Heart of Connection Podcast

with Corrie van Den Bosch MSS, 25 July 2019

Mark Randall interviews Melbourne-based Missionary Sister of Service, Corrie van Den Bosch on the topic, ‘Connecting to the Divine Core’, discussing ‘being in the moment’, vitality, connecting with self, acceptance and love in our hearts.

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Heart of Connection Podcast

with Pat Quinn MSS, 24 March 2019

Mark Randall interviews Toowoomba-based Missionary Sister of Service, Pat Quinn on ‘My Heart Connection’, which explores the notions of a loving God, self-knowledge and awareness, freedom, truth and listening.

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Mountain District Radio interview

with Fiona Basile, 14 May 2019

Fiona is our media and communications person and was also our cookbook photographer. She spoke to Jay at 3DMR (Mountain District Radio in Victoria) about her documentary work with the MSS, the history and mission of the MSS and how the spirit and charism of MSS has impacted and inspired her.

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