Josephites leaving Kimberley spirituality centre
The Sisters of St Joseph are leaving Australia's most remote spirituality centre after 21 years, handing over to lay management.
The Mirrilinki Centre is located in the Kimberley, near the Warmun Aboriginal Community, home of the now world famous Turkey Creek Aboriginal Artists.
The Josephites have advised Broome's Bishop Christopher Saunders that they no longer have the sisters to staff the Centre.
He said he admires their dedication and generous endeavours over the years, and hopes they will return in some capacity in the future.
The Mirrilingki Spirituality Centre, which houses a conference area and a chapel, encourages close ties with members of the local Aboriginal community in an effort to support reconciliation and justice for Indigenous people.
Bishop Saunders said he is looking for a person of faith to take over the running of the centre.
"The facility has undertaken some marvellous works over the years and the gift of significant service to the local people and the wider community under the leadership of the Sisters of St Joseph has been exemplary," Bishop Saunders said.
"We are all very grateful for their hard work and generosity.
Moves afoot for Mirrilingki Spirituality Centre (Bishop of Broome 12/11/07)
Memorandum: Mirrilingki Spirituality Centre (Office of the Bishop of Broome 5/10/07)
LINKS (not necessarily endorsed by Church Resources)
Mirrilingki Spirituality Centre
The unlearning of Clare (Pathways November 2007)
13 Nov 2007