Dear Brothers and Sisters,
The Little Sisters of Jesus (the Sisters of St Charles de Foucauld) have been present in Central Australia for many years.
They spent a long time including 25 years in Yuendumu.
The sisters have done a magnificent job of being living witnesses to Christ and His message to all people in central Australia, especially our First Nations People.
Ill health and age have caught up with the Sisters and sadly they are in a position where they need residential care.
Tomorrow Sr Magali will be flown with a medical team to take up residence at Flora McDonald lodge in Cowandilla South Australia.
Sr Claire will follow in the near future and also reside in the same establishment.
Flora McDonald lodge is run by Calvary Care a Catholic institution.
We are so grateful that suitable accommodation has been found for our dear Sisters who have given so much to so many.
It is a sad day for us, losing them from our NT family, especially in Central Australia.
Thank you Sisters, may God be with you!
We wish you well!
Yours in Christ,
+Bishop Charles Gauci