The Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart, or Josephites, is a Catholic religious order founded by Saint Mary MacKillop. The Sisters of St Joseph arrived in Queensland in 1869. They founded schools, orphanages and other community aid organisations.
Sources used to compile this entry: Saint Mary Mackillop [website], Sisters of Saint Joseph of the Sacred Heart, 2010, http://www.marymackillop.org.au; Gardiner, Paul, Mary Mackillop: An Extraordinary Australian: The Authorised Biography, Trustees of the Sisters of St. Joseph, North Sydney, NSW, 2007; Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart, 2009, http://www.sosj.org.au.
Prepared by: Lee Butterworth
Created: 28 August 2013