Who we are - Mary MacKillop Today

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.

Our Principles

The core principles of Mary MacKillop Today are Women at the Heart, Reaching the Margins, Dignity through Self Determination and Partnership.

Our People

The achievement of our mission is dependent on the contribution of many people, including our partners, supporters, Board of Directors and of course — our staff.

Our Story

For over  150 years members of the SOSJ have been committed to demonstrating the love of God in real and practical ways.

Mary MacKillop’s Story

Mary was born in Victoria to Scottish immigrants. At the age of 24 she dedicated her life to God and took on the name “Mary of the Cross”.

Publications and Policies

Learn more about us by reading our publications including Mary MacKillop Today’s Policies, Constitution, Annual Reports, Full Financial Statements and Newsletters.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here you can find the answers to some FAQs about who Mary MacKillop Today is, what we do, and our approach to aid and development.