Inspired by Australia’s first saint, we are working to transform lives with dignity for self determination

 

Formerly Mary MacKillop International, the Mary MacKillop Foundation and the Josephite Foundation, we are Mary MacKillop Today. We are committed to continuing the works of the Sisters of Saint Joseph, with the utmost respect for our great past and we look to the future for transformation and change, in the spirit of Saint Mary MacKillop.

Guided by the Gospel, we stand with the poor and the marginalised so they can realise their potential and participate fully in the community. Through access to education and learning of practical life skills, we seek to transform lives.

“I’m a teacher, let’s start today!” – Saint Mary MacKillop

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Who we are

Through Mary MacKillop Today, the vision of Australia’s first Saint and of the Sisters of Saint Joseph is being realised. In the spirit of Mary MacKillop, we work in partnership to help create generational change through the teaching of practical life skills to women, men and children in Australia and beyond.

What we do

We work with local communities in Australia and internationally in the areas of educationhealthfinancial inclusion and livelihoods to share practical life skills that enhance people’s dignity.

Last year Mary MacKillop Today:

Provided literacy training for 281 teachers in Timor-leste .
Provided literacy training for 281 teachers in Timor-leste .
Provided literacy training for 281 teachers in Timor-leste .
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Featured News

Latest from our blog

  • Fostering a love of learning in Timor-Leste

    July 5, 2018

    It’s been three years in the planning but finally it’s all coming together. In mid July, eight Year 11 students from St Joseph’s East Gosford will be flying into Timor-Leste to participate in the Mary MacKillop Today immersion.

  • From One Family to Another

    July 4, 2018

    Programs like those instigated by The Glen and supported by Mary MacKillop Today in regional high schools and with families are so crucial in providing hope for a positive future for kids in regional communities.

  • Mary's courage alive in Timor-Leste

    July 3, 2018

    This is an important reminder of what communities and individuals can achieve when empowered to make their own decisions.