Sisters in Service: Dominican Lay Sisters, Eastern Australia 1867-2019
In 1867, eight Dominican sisters travelled from Kingstown, Ireland to Australia. They had been invited by Bishop James Murray, recently appointed to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Maitland, New South Wales, to open boarding and select day schools for middle class Catholic girls of the area and to staff his already functioning denominational primary school. Two of the women were lay sisters - housekeepers and home makers for the cloistered community. Their role was to complement the work of the...[Show more]
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