• Organization TypeFoundation
  • HeadquartersAustralia

Mary MacKillop Today

Through Mary MacKillop Today, the vision of Australia’s first Saint and of the Sisters of Saint Joseph is being realised. In the spirit of Mary MacKillop, they work in partnership to help create generational change through the teaching of practical life skills to women, men and children in Australia and beyond. Their Project Principles The core project principles of Mary MacKillop Today are grounded in Catholic Social Teaching and the work of Mary MacKillop. Their approach: WOMEN AT THE HEART: Inspired by a woman and led by the Sisters of Saint Joseph, women are central to their story and the communities they serve. REACHING THE MARGINS: They choose, like Mary MacKillop and Julian Tenison Woods, to be pioneering and brave, able to go where no one else will go and serve communities others may overlook. DIGNITY THROUGH SELF DETERMINATION: They recognise the inherent dignity of all and therefore are committed in their programs and in their workplace culture to principles of subsidiarity and the common good. PARTNERSHIP: They are committed to deep, genuine and accountable partnerships, shaped by co-responsibility, engagement and a shared commitment to real outcomes. Their Story Through Mary MacKillop Today the vision of Australia’s first Saint and of the Sisters of Saint Joseph, is being realised. In the spirit of Mary MacKillop, they work in partnership to help create generational change through the teaching of practical life skills to women, men and children in Australia and beyond. Mary MacKillop’s influence in Australia today, and beyond, is palpable. Dioceses celebrate her as their Patron; schools, aged care homes and ministries for the vulnerable proudly bear her name, and the work of the congregation she co-founded extends across the globe. In 1867, her co-founder, Fr Julian Tenison Woods wrote that the Sisters were to: “Do all the good they can and never see an evil without trying how they may remedy it. … This is their mission… The religious must do any good that they can…and make their charity all-embracing.” It is in the spirit of that guiding principle that Mary MacKillop Today was born. Their Mission Guided by the Gospel, they stand with the marginalised poor, rural and remote peoples, in Australia and internationally, so they can realise their potential and participate fully in their communities. They seek to empower and transform lives through self-determination, access to education and the learning of practical life skills. Their values FAITH: Guided by the charism and spirituality of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of the Sacred Heart they are full of faith and hope in the Gospel teachings and in God’s Providence, each other and humanity. ACCOUNTABILITY: They take their responsibilities and partnerships seriously. Their decisions, actions, governance, transparency, integrity and trust can be relied on. RESPECT: They respect the dignity of all, they bring light to the darkest corners of society, they are motivated by the needs of others. EXCELLENCE: With their commitment to quality, they do what they do very well so those they serve can expect the best. They are committed to programs that demonstrably enact their mission, to evidence-based programming, sustainability and achievable outcomes. Their approach WOMEN AT THE HEART: Inspired by a woman and led by the Sisters of Saint Joseph, women are central to their story and the communities they serve. EDUCATION FOR LIFE: Enabling access to education: traditional literacy and numeracy; broad skills for living; across the various stages of life. Through their education and life skills programs they develop essential skills for self-sufficiency. REACHING THE MARGINS: They choose, like Mary MacKillop and Julian Tenison Woods, to be pioneering and brave, able to go where no one else will go and serving communities others may overlook. DIGNITY THROUGH SELF DETERMINATION: They recognise the inherent dignity of all and therefore are committed in their programs and in their workplace culture to principles of subsidiarity and the common good. PARTNERSHIP: They are committed to deep, genuine and accountable partnerships, shaped by co-responsibility, engagement and a shared commitment to real outcomes Mary MacKillop Today is committed to respecting, protecting and promoting internationally recognised human rights for all, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, indigeneity, disability, age, displacement, caste, gender, gender identity, sexuality, sexual orientation, poverty, class or socio-economic status.
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Staff at Mary MacKillop Today have experience in

Sectors

  • gender
  • human rights
  • civil society
  • monitoring / evaluation
  • economic policy

Countries

  • india
  • fiji
  • peru
  • united states
  • new zealand

Skills

  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas

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  • Mary MacKillop Today
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    +61.2.8912.2777
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Company Offices

  • Australia (headquarters)
  • North Sydney
  • Suite 502, Level 5, 12 Mount Street