A Missionary Journey by Sister Helena Brabender RNDM

A Missionary Journey by Sister Helena Brabender RNDM

The pinnacle of my teaching career would have to be my 25 years at Nulungu Girl’s College in Broome. The year was 1975 and the school enrolment was 99% Indigenous. I was young, energetic, excited and looking forward to another missionary adventure. The day finally...
Vietnamese Students Return Home

Vietnamese Students Return Home

Living in hope and anticipation was a strain on our Vietnamese Sisters Ut and Oanh in Melbourne and Nhân and Hồng in Perth. The Sisters in Melbourne had completed 18 months of English language study and along with the Sisters in Perth were registered with the...
My Mission Story by Sister Maureen Dwan

My Mission Story by Sister Maureen Dwan

Papua New Guinea History The four pioneer RNDM’s who set out for the Southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea in 1969 were Sisters Mary Bernadette (Marion McLoed), Marie Lawlor, Mary Majella (Valerie Hogan) and Margaret Dorizzi. The then Bishop Firmin Schmidt OFM Cap in...
Christmas Catalogue 2020

Christmas Catalogue 2020

Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions Australia appreciates the generosity of our Partners in supporting the Christmas Catalogue project 2020. Even though 2020 was a difficult year in many ways your thoughtfulness and concern for those people less fortunate was most...
Barlow, Shelley

Sr Shelley Barlow

Shelley Barlow was born in seaside Mordialloc in 1941 and grew up in Oakleigh Victoria. Shelley taught at her Alma Mater Sacred Heart Girls’ College Oakleigh, but her teaching, parish and motor mission ministry was mostly in WA. Short-term Ministry in the Philippines, Vietnam and Myanmar was a great joy for her. The heightened experiences of interculturality and finding the face of God in the other, have been bright highlights in her life. Currently Province Vicar she also enjoys pursuing her passion for creation spirituality through retreats and book clubs.