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Monday, 01 December 2014 23:04

This Joyful Life - The Gift of Sisterhood

160Recently, Pope Francis issued a letter for the Year of Consecrated Life. In his message, the Pope underlined the aims of the Year of Consecrated Life, namely to look to the past with gratitude, to live the present with passion and to embrace the future with hope.

MelMelanie has head off to Sydney to take part in a major role in the Youth Leaders Formation Course, which is a course for leaders to grow closer to Christ whilst experiencing comprehensive formation in the faith. 




catholic-outlook-july-2014--catholic-youth-parramatta-storyRosie is enjoying her new role as Assistant Director of Catholic Youth Parramatta, her passion lies in young people taking up the richness of the Catholic faith. Click here for a full article of Rosie's story growing up on the farm and her new role.

Saturday, 16 August 2014 11:22

Missionaries on the move

Therese with PNG LadySr Therese leads two teams of young people on the APSE Missions to PNG (Port Moresby & Mount Hagen) and Indonesia (Bali and Maumere).

Click here to see who went and check out what went on! 


pPatti Jo MGL ran a formation/mini retreat day for Mary Immaculate Pastoral council members last Saturday with Fr Bfrendan Kelly SJ. It was a day of knowing the closeness of God as we sought to develop skills in sacred listening so as to discern the Holy Spirit's movement in shaping the parish into the future. A wonderful day, and new friends.

Click here for more photos!

Wednesday, 09 April 2014 23:24

Townsville Mission Trip

 jKate Freeman joins forces with the MGL's (Sisters Therese & Rosie, Fathers Steve & Chris and Brother Baiju) for an awesome 12-day mission trip to Townsville.

The team assisted the one and only Joni McCourt (Indigenous Catholic Council) in running a 4-day Indigenous Youth Retreat on Magnetic Island; visiting and running a session in the Townsville Youth Detention Centre; speaking and rapping (Fr Chris) at 'Theology in the Tavern'; speaking on 'vocations' at a highschool; running the local Indigenous Youth Group; running a day for high-school age youth and speaking and ministering at the Yona Shalom prayer group.

The team also spent some recreation time together which consisted of quad bikes, swimming and tubing! 

We were also in the Diocese at the time of Bishop Michael's passing. May he rest in peace, our prayers and thoughts are with the people of Townsviile. We have greatly loved working alongside Bishop Michael and know that he will be truly missed. 

Click here to see more photos!

Stations of the CrossXT3 has produced a series of Stations of the Cross prayer and reflections by the MGL Sisters. We invite you to use this resource in this Lenten Season for your personal prayer. Each Station is approx 3 min consisting of audio enactment, prayer and meditation. 

 Let your friends know about the online Stations of the Cross by sending them an email or FB them! 


Tuesday, 04 March 2014 03:05

Julie Adlawan makes her Promises

julie smaller3Julie Adlawan makes her Promises within the Missionaries of God's Love Sisters.

For all Julie's friends, family and Community in the Philippines we have made a video for you. We know that you were there in Spirit. God bless you all!



Saturday, 22 February 2014 22:49

2 New Sisters for MGL

Ayanthi and KK150Meet Kathryn from Sydney and Ayanthi from Sri Lanka!

JRecently the MGL Sisters were sponsored to take part in an extreme obstacle course. Check out the photos here to see if they actually made it to the finish line

Monday, 09 December 2013 23:57

MGLs at ACYF - Brown is the new black!

MThe MGL Sisters and Brothers took brown and white to a whole new level at the Australian Catholic Youth Festival. 'Brown is the new black' was the slogan of the MGLs head photo board (see photos) in the MGL INcounter exhibition site. 100's of young people took their photo as an MGL and we certainly reminded them that once you get your photo taken as an MGL you never know what God might do!

Tuesday, 26 November 2013 23:45

Open House - Canberra Novitiate

judyThe MGL Sisters had over 100 people check out the new Novitiate House. It was a day of celebration - Gods providence and all the wonderful people that have contributed in so many ways to finally bring the hammers to an end. For months now the Sisters have had painters, builders, workmen, tradies and friends finish off the renovations to make the house a place of welcoming many more new women to join the MGL Sisters.

Thanks to all who have made this possible! 

Click here to see the photos.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013 13:00

Why I became a Nun at 22 - That's Life Magazine

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Katherine once dreamt of being a hairdresser, but then she found her true calling. "Something sparked inside me, this was my true calling!"




sbs2Journalist Jeanette Francis from SBS2 spent some time with the MGL Sisters. The story explores the lifestyle, spirituality and why and when these young women joined religious life.

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 00:16

New Novitiate House in the ACT

sisters on stepsThe MGL Sisters have finally moved into their new Novitiate House! The Sisters, DOJ Community, MGL Spiritual Association, friends and families of the Sisters have spent many years in prayer seeking a Novitiate House. God has wonderfully provided for them a house situated in Kambah, ACT.

Tuesday, 16 April 2013 15:06

First International MGL Sister!

julie ann150Meet Julie Ann Adlawan from the Philippines!





Tuesday, 02 August 2011 13:24

Meet the Missionaries of God’s Love

201108 MeetSisters 150The ‘Sisterhood’ has moved into Quakers Hill in the Diocese of Parramatta. Sr Therese Mills MGL, Sr Rosie Drum MGL and Community Leader Sr Judy Bowe MGL are Sisters in a vibrant and relatively young religious order.

The Missionaries of God's Love began within the Disciples of Jesus Covenant Community in Canberra in 1986, under the guidance of Fr Ken Barker MGL. The MGL Sisters have a charismatic spirituality which through their ministry of evangelisation, with youth and the marginalised, seeks to pass on their belief in Jesus and love for the Church.

Saturday, 02 October 2010 13:39

Why Women are turning to God

2010 WomensWeekly 150Womens Weekly interview MGL Sisters

As the nations celebrates Mary MacKillop's sainthood, Journalist Jordan Baker meets the Women carrying on her legacy and find 20- somethings, doctors and grandmothers turning to God.

Religious orders are supposed to be in decline but the Missionaries of God's Love (MGL), founded in 1987, have so many new recruits that they have outgrown their last convent and are in the market for another, which is proving a challenge in the housing market that no longer caters for nuns.

Tuesday, 07 September 2010 00:00

'His Name is Mercy' book launch

hisnameismercy 150On Sunday 15 August, Archbishop Denis Hart launched the latest book by Fr Ken Barker MGL, His Name Is Mercy, at St Benedict’s Parish, Burwood. The launch, which followed Mass concelebrated by Archbishop Hart, Fr Barker and parish priest Fr Tony Schick MGL, was attended by parishioners, friends and members of the Youth Mission Team...

Sunday, 18 April 2010 00:00

His Name is Mercy

frkenbarker catholicleader 150Missionaries of God's Love founder Fr Ken Barker spoke in Brisbane recently about God's divine mercy and forgiveness. He shared his insights with MATT EMERICK.

JIMMY Mizen was an energetic, Catholic schoolboy from south London with a joy-filled nature - a teen who would do anything to help another human being.

The day after his 16th birthday in May 2008, he went to a local bakery to buy a treat and his first lottery ticket. It was the last thing he ever did...

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