Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart

The College continues to share a deep connection with the Sisters who embody the spirit of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop.

Mary MacKillop College is owned by the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart and is situated across the road from the convent where some of the Sisters live.

The College shares a deep connection to the Sisters who attend functions and continue to support staff, students and families through prayer and visitation.

The Congregation of the Sisters of St Joseph began in Penola and today there are almost a thousand Sisters of St Joseph living and working throughout Australia, New Zealand, Peru, Ireland, Scotland, East Timor and Brazil. These sisters still have a central leadership which is located in North Sydney.

Mary MacKillop always challenged her sisters to look after the most neglected people in society so much work was done in education and the care of orphans and young women on the streets.

Today the sisters continue this work caring for our indigenous communities, rural families, refugees and those seeking spiritual help.