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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

We must remember not only what Faith teaches, but also what Hope assures us of.
Mary Aikenhead
Prayer is in very truth miraculously powerful -We must be faithful in employing it.
Mary Aikenhead
Experience proves all our courage and strength can only come from God Himself.
Mary Aikenhead
Prayer from a tired heart will be very powerful.
Mary Aikenhead
Each is in the hands of a loving and all powerful creator who knows our weakness and is ready to supply our wants.
Mary Aikenhead
Do exert the good sense with which God blessed you- but above all exercise unlimited confidence in Him, Who will never allow you to be tried above your strength.
Mary Aikenhead
We have abundant reason to keep alive our gratitude.
Mary Aikenhead
It would be sort of presumption to say ‘I can do all things in Him who strengthens me’ if you were to omit the necessary exertion on your part.
Mary Aikenhead
Try not to allow undue anxiety to weigh you down.
Mary Aikenhead
Do pray that justice may be accomplished in peace and that truth may prevail.
Mary Aikenhead

 

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