Over the century since, the Sisters have provided ministries to meet the immediate and long term needs of the disadvantaged, including initiatives in education, residential services, counselling, in-court support and financial assistance.
“Current Good Shepherd activities in NSW are worthy successors of the tradition established by those first Sisters so long ago,” Ms Lyn Harrison (CEO of Rosemount Good Shepherd) said. “We owe a great deal to those audacious women who were not prepared to hear ‘It can’t be done’.”
“Through 2013, we will will pay tribute to the founding Sisters along with the communities, organisations and individuals who are each important parts of the contemporary Good Shepherd Network not just in Sydney and New South Wales, but across Australia and around the world.”
For more information about the work of the Good Shepherd Network, please visit: www.goodshep.com.au
To purchase ethical products helping women trade their way out of poverty, please visit the Good Shepherd Trading Circle on-line store at: www.thetradingcircle.com.au