As Daughters of Charity, Servants of the Poor, our actions arise from our identity as women born of the Greatest Love and as women called to journey in simplicity with our crucified sisters and brothers on every continent.

The ministries the Canossian Sisters are involved in are very diverse, as we continually discern together the most pressing emergent needs and a creative response to the Gospel’s challenge.Holy Family Child Centre Spring Hill 2008

Currently, Canossian Sisters in Australia are involved in the following ministerial services:

  • Nursing
  • Early Child Care
  • Pastoral Care of the Sick
  • Assistance to Migrants and Refugees
  • Aged Care
  • Sacramental Preparation and Catechesis
  • Home Visitation
  • Youth Ministry100_0025
  • Social Work
  • Hospital Chaplaincy
  • Spiritual Direction
  • Secondary School Teaching
  • Pastoral Care to Ethnic Communities
  • Work with the Homeless

We believe that, whatever work we are involved in, we are called to be a sign and presence of the Love of Jesus that makes no distinction and pays particular attention to those who are marginalized or oppressed.


Click on the links below to visit websites of our Canossian Institutions in Australia: