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We Sisters of Charity of Australia are women religious who have been serving the people of Australia since 1838. We are located in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania.

Within the mission of the Catholic Church, we are committed especially to service of the poor and disadvantaged, and have a commitment to social justice and to the environment.

On several occasions we have responded to invitations to serve in overseas mission for shorter or longer periods. When a new need is perceived, we endeavour to respond, making ourselves useful and constantly seeking creative ways to help those in need. To many people the Sisters of Charity provide a beacon of hope in times of uncertainty.

Our mission in today’s world draws strength from a spirituality based on the Christian scriptures and an Ignatian tradition and that of our Congregation, dating back to our founder, Mary Aikenhead.

Our Congregational charism is “to bring to each person the love, the tenderness and concern of Christ for the poor, seeing Christ in everyone we serve”. (Constitutions: Religious Sisters of Charity of Australia.)

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Sayings + Wisdom

May we never act contrary to justice and truth – and may we ever be guided by charity in all our actions
Mary Aikenhead
Let us all pray with Faith and may our Hope be fulfilled. Amen.
Mary Aikenhead
May our good God bless you and enable you to see yourself as God see you
Mary Aikenhead
We try our best to show forth our grateful love by deeds
Mary Aikenhead
Let us thank God for all the good spots we enjoy
Mary Aikenhead
May we learn to speak truth when we pray
Mary Aikenhead
We must have patience with others as God has patience with us
Mary Aikenhead
May our ever-blessed dear mother Mary bestow her tender blessings on each and every one among you
Mary Aikenhead
I confide in the mercy of our good God
Mary Aikenhead
May our God send you peace
Mary Aikenhead

 

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