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As Sisters of Charity, we follow the inspiration of the Venerable Mary Aikenhead. who believed that “no great work was ever done for God except by persons of prayer.”

She saw her consecration to God as the way to bring his love to the poor and needy of her time, and we, as members of her Congregation, develop our specific spirituality  through our mission to care for the poor.

As Religious belonging to an apostolic institute of pontifical right, our fundamental norm is a following of Christ as proposed by the Gospel and as presented to us in our Constitutions and traditions, which are based on the spirituality of St Ignatius.

These encourage us to be obedient to the Spirit in our response to God, to learn our common heritage, to share a common aim, and to be united in heart and mind.

In this way, we will find our path to holiness as Sisters of Charity, able to say with truth, Caritas Christi urget nos.

In a practical sense, this has taken the Sisters of Charity since they arrived in Australia 179 years ago,  into health and aged care, education, social service, and issues of social justice – all areas in which the vulnerable in society are most at risk.

THE WISDOM OF MARY AIKENHEAD
When we have so much to praise the Lord for, we must not complain.
THE WISDOM OF MARY AIKENHEAD
True affection is to rejoice in the happiness of our dear ones. Never allow a sentiment of resentment to enter into our hearts.
THE WISDOM OF MARY AIKENHEAD
Pray, reflect and consult – and may the divine spirit direct all to God’s greater glory.
THE WISDOM OF MARY AIKENHEAD
May our dear Lord Jesus fill your hearts with His own love. Amen!
THE WISDOM OF MARY AIKENHEAD
We must have patience with others as He has patience with us.
THE WISDOM OF MARY AIKENHEAD
Under every difficulty try to pray fervently.
THE WISDOM OF MARY AIKENHEAD
We have much to thank Him for, even for those little drawbacks on our comforts and conveniences.
THE WISDOM OF MARY AIKENHEAD
Do pray that justice may be accomplished in peace and that truth may prevail.
THE WISDOM OF MARY AIKENHEAD
Go on now as steadily as you can, relying on the Divine assistance and fear not.
THE WISDOM OF MARY AIKENHEAD
What we do ought to be done well.

The Sisters of Charity acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of this land, where we have served since 1838. We also pay respect to the Elders both past and present of these Nations.

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Level 7, 35 Grafton Street
Bondi Junction NSW 2022
Australia

T: (02) 9367 1222