Peru news

  • Welcome to the first edition of Mary's News Today!

    September 25, 2018

    Here we can share stories with you about the work you are making possible – both in Australia and overseas. In this edition you’ll see we have heart-warming stories from near and afar.

  • What's your legacy?

    September 25, 2018

    Having a valid Will is important to help protect the future of your loved ones. After considering your family’s needs, choosing to leave a lasting legacy to Mary MacKillop Today will allow our life-changing work to continue for years to come

  • Celebrating new beginnings at our office blessing!

    September 25, 2018

    Thank you to those who joined us for the Office Blessing at our new space in North Sydney on 17th July. It was great to be able to meet many of our supporters and to have some of our amazing Mary MacKillop Today Scholarship recipients attend.

  • Thank you for providing livelihoods!

    September 25, 2018

    Mary MacKillop Today’s partner in Peru, Solidaridad para el Desarrollo, has just completed training 40 women in Puka Phallcha and Kailla Kipu communities to knit beautiful garments and work together to manage their small businesses!

  • We need your opinion - can you help us?

    September 25, 2018

    I’m writing to you as one of our wonderful supporters because I value your opinion and would like to hear your feedback about what you think of Mary MacKillop Today and why our work is important to you.   

  • Saint Mary MacKillop's Feast Day 2018

    August 8, 2018

    This Feast Day, we’re celebrating the vision of Australia’s first Saint and of the Sisters of Saint Joseph, being realised.

  • Mary's wish

    August 8, 2018

    I believe at the heart of it, that is what Mary MacKillop was trying to achieve… for children to be free, to express themselves, to grow, to learn, to be inspired. To live life fully with a sense of optimism and nurturing.

  • Launching ... new beginnings

    February 5, 2018

    On 1 July 2018, Mary MacKillop International will join with the Mary MacKillop Foundation and the Josephite Foundation to form a powerful single ministry: Mary MacKillop Today.

  • Livelihoods ... creating new futures

    February 5, 2018

    In Peru, less than 60% of women are active in the workforce, with those in remote and rural communities further disadvantaged by a lack of education and limited opportunities to earn a living

  • Health ... teaching skills that saves lives

    February 5, 2018

    In Timor-Leste, MMI recently supported the Timor-Leste Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education for a Global Hand-Washing Day event that was held on October 18, 2017.

  • Dear friends and supporters of MMI

    February 5, 2018

    Welcome to the February 2018 edition of Mary’s World. This will be an exciting year at MMI. There are hundreds of teachers in Timor-Leste who we plan to train and hundreds of women in Peru we will help to earn an income…and so much more!

  • Dear friends and supporters of MMI

    September 20, 2017

    Welcome to the September 2017 edition of Mary’s World. In a world fraught with violence, oppression and suffering it can often be hard to find hope. Thanks to your support we can continue the legacy of Mary MacKillop and that brings great hope.

  • Education... empowering future leaders

    September 20, 2017

    In Peru, MMI, in partnership with the Centro de Educacion, Organizacion y Promocion del Desarrollo, trains teachers and involves students in an effort to promote safe environments for children, both in their schools and in their homes.

  • Livelihoods... a fair go for all

    September 20, 2017

    Sustainable, meaningful and fair livelihoods benefit whole communities, decreasing poverty that helps families to lead meaningful lives, open to all possibilities.

  • Our exciting merger news!

    September 5, 2017

    Here at MMI we are very excited about our planned merger with the Josephite Foundation and the Mary MacKillop Foundation in July next year.

  • FUNdraising Trivia Night - 28 June 2017

    June 1, 2017

    It’s all about the fun! This general knowledge trivia night by Ethica is designed to amuse and entertain while supporting our livelihood projects in Peru!

  • Pray with us on World Day of Prayer!

    March 2, 2017

    World Day of Prayer is a worldwide movement of Christians of all traditions who come together each year on the first Friday of March to observe a common time of prayer to which all people are welcome.

  • Livelihoods... a dignified life for all

    February 8, 2017

    There are many barriers which prevent individuals from accessing safe and fair livelihoods. Research has shown that sustainable, fair and meaningful livelihoods for women…

  • Health... treating all equally

    February 8, 2017

    One of the most basic human rights is the right to health. Having poor health severely limits access to education, work, food and shelter, making it difficult to live purposeful lives of dignity.

  • Dear Friends and supporters of MMI

    February 8, 2017

    Welcome to the February 2017 edition of Mary’s World. Last year Pope Francis called all people of goodwill to “live fully, to choose to leave a mark.

  • Hello from the women of Pitumarca, Peru!

    January 30, 2017

    Sophie Jenkins, MMI’s International Program officer, recently met with the women of the Puka Phallcha association in Pitumarca, Peru, including Lourdes, aged 27, who was recently elected as president of the association…

  • Meet the inspiring future leaders of Peru!

    January 24, 2017

    MMI’s International Program Officer, Sophie Jenkins, is currently visiting our programs in Peru.  Last week, Sophie met these inspiring future leaders of Peru, pictured in front of the mural they painted…

  • Connecting... compassion in action

    January 16, 2017

    Throughout last year, the students and staff of Mount St Joseph in Milperra, once again demonstrated their passion and drive for social  justice, working tirelessly to change the lives of women, men and children in Peru.

  • Taking Action - School Peace Program

    October 18, 2016

    In Peru, MMI, in partnership with a local NGO, CEOP ILO, have implemented an innovative School Peace Program. Students are learning skills in conflict resolution, peer mediation and advocacy…