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The John Wallis Foundation continues the work of the Missionary Sisters of Service supporting people and communities experiencing hardship and disadvantage. 

We are inspired by a world which demonstrates compassion, justice and love in equal measure to all.

The Foundation runs an annual Small Grants Program, a series of inspiring speakers events, and other activities to strengthen community relationships. 

The Foundation is named in honour of Father John Wallis, founder of the Missionary Sisters of Service.


Missionary Sisters of Service are a community of women called to  be bearers of hope in our world bring the Good News of justice, compassion and peace to all creation pastoral service, that all may be transformed by the power of the Gospel.  Our motto is into the highways and byways.  We have a particular concern for people on the margins, geographically, culturally, spiritually or socially. 

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The Portiuncula Centre, Toowoomba Qld., provides programs for personal, spiritual and professional development.   The Centre is a work of the Missionary Sisters of Service.   The facilities provice a nourishing and sacred space for people who participate in workshops, courses or individual sessions. The Centre is situated on five acres in a beautiful garden setting.    


Catholic Religious Australia (CRA) is the peak body for leaders of Religious Institutes and Societies of Apostolic Life resident in Australia. Our membership comprises more than 180 congregations of Sisters, Brothers and Religious Priests living and working in all states and territories.   


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ACRATH stands for the Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans.   Slavery exists today. It’s right here among us and happening under our noses. That’s right – Australia is a destination for trafficked people who are used for a variety of purposes!   ACRATH works to protect people from traffickers and their organisations.


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