Living in the suburbs of Melbourne are 13 Salesian Sisters dedicated to a life of prayer and service. They are part of the South Pacific Province of Salesians comprising of Australia, Samoa, and the Solomon Islands. They have been in Australia since 1954 and are extremely active in serving our community.
They provide ministry to young people who are disadvantaged and marginalised, including migrants and people who come from homes where money is tight. They also run retreats and conduct university chaplaincy work.
The Salesian Sisters also generously support communities in the Solomon Islands and Samoa. The missionary work in this region provides a hostel for girls, development and education centers for women and catechesis classes. In addition to this the Sisters also run two primary schools in Samoa.
For the past 20 years the Salesian Sisters have had term deposits with CDF. Sr Helen McMahon says, “it’s because we know CDF uses the funds for the benefit of the wider Archdiocese. It is important for us to know that the money we invest is used for the benefit of the broader community, assisting Catholic churches, schools, parishes and communities.”
“We enjoy the personal experience and connection that we have in dealing with CDF. They are always efficient, positive and helpful. We have complete trust and confidence in the service and capacity of CDF.”
The Salesian Sisters have impacted thousands of lives through their great mission work. Sr Ljudmila Anzic believes that their mission goes beyond the Salesian sisters, “By using CDF we know that our mission is continued through the investments and how they are used. There is a human impact behind our term investment account and this is the reason why we use CDF”.
Sr Helen, says “It allows us to continue our work in a different way. We all help each other and we are all connected. It is all about starting a chain of change for our mission and work to continue into the future.”