PNG 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.

  • You helped Anna see!

    September 25, 2018

    In the small community of Waramo village in Vanimo, Papua New Guinea, your generous support is transforming the lives of people like Anna.

  • 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.

  • Education ... helping families learn together

    February 5, 2018

    In Timor-Leste, many parents never had the opportunity to attend school themselves and now struggle to play an active role in their children’s learning and development at home.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • Help 5000 children get at book!

    October 23, 2017

    Become a crowdfunding buddy with MMI’s Crowdfunding Campaign and help 5000 children get a book!  Each book costs just $2.05- less than a cup of coffee.

  • 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.

  • Health... creating brighter possibilities

    September 20, 2017

    In Papua New Guinea nearly one million children and adults with disabiliy lack access to proper support services. One of MMI’s on the ground partnerships is with Callan Vanimo Special Resource Centre (Callan Services) that seeks to address this imbalance.

  • Launching... PNG Partnerships

    September 20, 2017

    In Sydney, on Friday 19 May 2017, MMI officially launched our programs in Papua New Guinea, celebrating the history and ongoing legacy of the Federation Josephites in PNG. We introduced our supporters to our partnership programs that focus on inclusive communities for those with disabilities and early childhood learning.

  • 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.

  • Read Valentine's letter from PNG!

    May 9, 2017

    Valentine Masa works in the remote township of Vanimo, Papua New Guinea. This is a community where many Sisters of St Joseph served

  • Meet Willie, an inspirational volunteer!

    May 9, 2017

    As a person with a hearing impairment, Willie knows well the challenges the children in Papua New Guinea face each day.

  • 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.

  • Education... the opportunity for a lifetime

    February 8, 2017

    Education has power; it’s more than learning to read and write, it has the ability to transform lives by giving individuals the opportunity to reach their full potential and contribute positively to society.

  • 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.