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The Josephite Spirit Endures

April 08, 2017

Every year the feast of St Joseph is celebrated in our JJAMM schools with great enthusiasm and commitment to social justice.

What follows is a series summary of the creative initiatives our young Leaders and their school committees have implemented in our schools.

  • We make use of this important day to give thanks for our blessings and advocate for those people in the world, pushed to the edges of society.
  • We make use of this important feast to remind people of the connectedness of nature and humanity and our responsibilities to care for God’s creation.
  • We make use of this day to raise awareness and present the facts, including what we must do to fulfill the vision of Mary MacKillop who prayed and worked for the empowerment of the poor.

Congratulations to our Leaders, our students, our hard-working and supportive teaching staff and the Principals of our schools for encouraging these young people to work for change.

Karen Oxley
Josephite Justice Office


MacKillop College, Mornington Tasmania Refugee Campaign

We all leave our footprints on this earth and we as leaders strive to leave a positive impact on the land and people around us. In a society that is so often filled with judgment, exclusion and neglect, we aspire to create hope for a brighter future. Our focus for this year is to bring awareness to the current condition of the world in order to create a more just environment...

Mary MacKillop College, Nundah Queensland St Joseph's Day Refugee Campaign

Mary MacKillop College Nundah Queensland commemorated St Joseph’s day with a liturgy celebration and a message of welcome to refugees. Ms Cath Rodden, Assistant Principal, Religious Education and Mission, made use of a familiar sculpture image to provoke the students to connect their faith and it’s place in our modern world. Please read on…


Caritas College, Port Augusta, South Australia Refugee #BringThemHere Campaign

Inspired by a JJAMM activity Student Leaders Tahnee and Riley enlisted the help of 7-9 SRC to promote the Bring Them Here campaign as part of our St Joseph Feast Day celebrations. The Bring Them Here campaign is a national action calling on the Australian Government to bring all the asylum seekers and refugees on Manus Island and Nauru to Australia...