2022 Bruny Island Pilgrimage

2022 Bruny Island Pilgrimage

As we gathered on Bruny Island, off the southern coast of Tasmania, for four days of pilgrimage, we acknowledged that we walked on the traditional land of the Nuenonne People of the south-eastern tribes. In this spirit, some of the MSS hosted new staff and board...
Season of Creation Sunday Pauses

Season of Creation Sunday Pauses

September 1 to October 4 is the Season of Creation, with the theme ‘Listen to the voice of Creation’. During this time, Pope Francis invites us to ‘reaffirm [our] personal vocation to be stewards of creation, to thank God for the wonderful handiwork...
Celebrating Diamond Jubilee anniversaries

Celebrating Diamond Jubilee anniversaries

In August 2022, we give thanks for, and celebrate the 60-year anniversaries of profession of Corrie van den Bosch, Kath Clune, June Dunford and Lorraine Groves MSS. We also remember Sr Helen Haywood, deceased, who would have also celebrated this significant...
Australian Plenary Council: The way forward

Australian Plenary Council: The way forward

It has been a significant time for so many people that the 5th Plenary Council of the church in Australia took place from 3–9 July, the first Council in over 80 years. People came from across the country, along with overseas visitors, and there was a great team of...
The mud and the lotus, holding joy and suffering together

The mud and the lotus, holding joy and suffering together

In this moving and tender reflection, Corrie van den Bosch MSS explores the potential meaning of a dream she had. A dream that followed her reading a paper on Women and Suffering, which highlighted the inter-relatedness of joy and sorrow within our world – that...