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Welcome Deirdre O’Donnell

We warmly welcome Deirdre O’Donnell as recently appointed Trustee for Mary Aikenhead Ministries. Deirdre brings an enduring association and friendship with the Sisters of Charity, beginning with her school days at St Columba’s College, Essendon, where she was also Head Prefect. In more recent years, Deirdre was St Columba’s College Board Chair 2018-2023, Board Director […]


Associate Professor Peter Howard commenced as a Trustee of Mary Aikenhead Ministries (MAM) on 1 May 2019. His time as a Trustee was cut short due to ill-health, and Peter resigned on 31 October 2023. Sadly, after a lengthy cancer battle, Peter died on Tuesday 13 February 2024. Peter always lived his life by the […]

Mary Aikenhead’s Feast Day!

 She was a brave, faith-filled, and innovative woman. Mother Mary was ahead of her time in many ways, and a woman of Gospel values in every way! With almost 30,000 staff members across the Eastern seaboard in our Health and Education Ministries, we wish all of you a very happy feast day. We hope today will […]

Farewell to Janet Freeman

Janet Freeman has been a respected and valued Trustee of MAM for five and a half years. For personal reasons Janet has decided to resign as a Trustee of Mary Aikenhead Ministries (MAM) and her term ended at the close of the Mary Aikenhead Ministries Conference on 12 May. My fellow Trustees and I would […]

Homily in recognition of NAIDOC week

Homily in recognition of NAIDOC week (8-15 November 2020) and Remembrance Day (11 November 2020) by Fr Darryl Mackie, Mission Integration Manager & Chaplain, St Vincent’s Private Hospital Sydney

The Feast day of Venerable Mary Aikenhead.

Today, 22 July, is the Feast day of Venerable Mary Aikenhead… We recall Mary’s vision, passion and courage which lives on and is given expression in each and every one of you engaged in Mary Aikenhead Ministries. We have been overwhelmed by so many examples of your spirit of dedicated generosity, your flexibility and creative […]

National Redress Scheme

One 20 June 2020 Mary Aikenhead Ministries (MAM) was declared as a participating group in the National Redress Scheme. The National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Declaration 2018 describes that the following Mary Aikenhead Ministries institutions (represented by the Trustees of Mary Aikenhead Ministries) are in a participating group and are therefore associates of […]

Love: Responding to the needs of our times

Love: a word freely used in our society to cover a range of human emotions and actions; a powerful word which can motivate and inspire beyond even our own expectations. However, the word on its own is not enough and actions must follow. Love is one of the foundations upon which Venerable Mary Aikenhead acted […]

Trustee Reflections One Year On

“It matters not what we are doing for God provided we are doing it in the best possible way.” Venerable Mary Aikenhead This saying of Mary Aikenhead often comes to mind for me. How true when I began my role as a Trustee of Mary Aikenhead Ministries in May 2019. I previously had a role […]

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