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Reflecting on the Year of St Joseph

Sisters of St Joseph in Australia


An excerpt from the Rules of the Institute of St. Joseph for the Catholic Education of Poor Children, composed by Rev. Julian E. T. Woods, the co-founder, with St. Mary of the Cross Mackillop, of the Sisters of St. Joseph of the Sacred Heart:


“In honour of their glorious patron they shall recognise in the children committed to their charge, the person of the Infant Jesus, and try to discharge the same holy office towards them, which St. Joseph did to his charge. They must be poor, humble, and consider themselves the least among all religious orders, studying to keep themselves and their lives hidden in God as the life of St. Joseph was.”*




Books about the Sisters of St Joseph in Australia.


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The Garland of St Joseph. (ACH 271.76 GAR)


*Article 1, December 1867. Sourced from Resource Material from the Archives of the Sisters of St. Joseph of the Sacred Heart, Issue No. 3, Sesquicentenary Edition, December 2016, p. 1.