The Sisters of Charity Heritage Centre to open on June 6

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Excitement is growing as the end of the building phase of the Sisters’ Heritage Centre passes and the reality of the opening later this year comes closer to fruition.

The Sisters of Charity Heritage Centre will incorporate in one facility an exhibition and the Congregational Archives of the Sisters of Charity.

It will include an experiential display of key elements of the life and work of the Sisters of Charity in Australia.

The key objective of the Heritage Centre is to provide a welcoming and warm story telling place which connects visitors to the history and charism of the Sisters of Charity. The Centre will exemplify their significant contribution and achievements since the arrival of the five Pioneer Sisters in Sydney in 1838.

Through a display of the history of the Congregation and the work of the Sisters, the Heritage Centre Exhibition, located on the ground floor, will seek to inform visitors of significant aspects of the Sisters’ service to the community, particularly their commitment to the service of the poor, impelled by the love of Christ. It will challenge visitors to similarly carry forth this spirit into their everyday lives.

The Centre will provide a place of hospitality, information and reflection and be a meeting place. A meeting room and contemplative spaces, including the St Vincent’s Chapel and courtyard will provide an environment not only for education and information but also for contemplation, peace and reflection.

Keep an eye out for more stories in Walking with Us, and also our magazine Keep In Touch, for the very latest on the Heritage Centre.

  

Images show the  front facade a the rear courtyard of the former convent, and views from the meeting rooms and lobby on the first floor.
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The Sisters of Charity acknowledge the First Peoples and traditional custodians of this land where we live. We respect, value and honour their history, culture and spirituality. We are committed to standing in solidarity and to actively working for justice, peace and harmony in this land.

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