Dear Friends,

This Christmas day is the 160th anniversary of the foundation of our Congregation. We now have 870 Sisters in 21 countries. We give thanks for your ongoing generosity and support of our Sisters in Australia and overseas.

At this Christmas time, our prayer for you is that you may have joy in your hearts, hope in our God, love to all and peace upon the earth.

Catherine Brabender RNDM, Province Leader

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.