Sister Kate Conley’s life reflects the ideals of Catherine McAuley, Foundress of the Sisters of Mercy, especially the call to minister to women and the poor, reaching out and supporting people on the edge of society.
Sister Anne Gregory
Sr Anne Gregory’s career has centred on assisting women suffering from the effects of isolation, poverty, violence and alcoholism. She was instrumental in establishing Catherine House, a shelter for homeless women.
Sister Janet Mead
Sister Janet Mead was an educator with an immense musical talent. Her retirement from teaching saw her become the driving force behind the Adelaide Day Centre, supporting Adelaide’s poor and homeless.
Sister Janet Lowe
Sr Janet Lowe has been an educator in Catholic schools in Adelaide and Mt Gambier and spent many years teaching in Aboriginal communities. She returned to SAC to support the school’s Aboriginal and refugee students.
Sister Cynthia Griffin
Sr Cynthia Griffin has been a teacher in Mercy schools in Adelaide and Mt Gambier and was involved in teacher education in both Papua New Guinea and Pakistan. She returned to SAC as a volunteer tutor assisting refugee students.
Sister Josie Weatherald
Sr Josie Weatherald was a teacher before moving to care for young children at Goodwood Orphanage. This was followed by a role as a Parish Associate. Sr Josie volunteered at SAC, working with students and in the archives.
Grimmett, V 1974, Sister Janet Mead, Photograph, State Library of South Australia PRG 1662/5/34, viewed 11 March 2021, <https://collections.slsa.sa.gov.au/resource/PRG+1662/5/34>.