The Sisters of St Joseph: Recent historical publications

David Hilliard

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    The Congregation of the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart, founded at Penola in South Australia in 1866, is one of the larges congregations of women religious in Australia. The institute was founded by Mary MacKillop and Father Julian Tenison Woods to provide an elementary education for the children of poor Catholics in rural areas. Its original Rule, written by Woods in 1867, included the twin principles of absolute poverty and central government.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)59-67
    Number of pages9
    JournalJournal of the Australian Catholic Historical Society
    Publication statusPublished - 2017


    • rural and regional schools
    • rural and regional schooling
    • Mary MacKillop
    • Julian Tenison Woods
    • Catholic church
    • Catholic education
    • Sisters of St Joseph
    • Sacred Heart
    • isolated communities
    • education in South Australia
    • South Australian education


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