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Apr 3, 2020

Sister Maxine with guest Sister Rita Malavisi, of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of the Sacred Heart, in Melbourne, Australia.

  • Asylum Seeker Resource Center in Melbourne
  • Growing up in Australia in an Arabic and Italian family
  • 106-year-old grandmother, three Catholic nuns, and other spiritual influences
  • RSJ foundress Mary McKillop, Australia’s first canonized saint
  • In service to the world: Sisters of Saint Joseph of the Sacred Heart
  • Sister Rita’s ministry with asylum seekers fleeing persecution in their own countries
  • Displacement, family separation, and survival
  • Educating students about social justice through visits to the immigrant detention center
  • “Nun on the Run” in the Melbourne Marathon: advocacy and fundraising for asylum seekers
  • Studies in Religious Formation at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago
  • At home in the intercultural setting of Catholic Theological Union
  • “Do all you can with the means at your disposal, and calmly leave the rest to God.”

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