The Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Congregation, who celebrated the centenary of the formation of their Australian Province last year, also have projects in 27 countries.
The Australian story of the "OLSH Sisters" began in 1885 with the arrival in Sydney of five young Sisters from Issoudun, France.
The first Australian-born novice was Margaret Sweeney. She made her first profession in 1888, having already worked on Thursday Island as a novice.
The OLSH are known in every state in Australia except WA. Their last 100 years of mission took them to the most remote and isolated parts of Northern Australia, PNG, the Pacific Islands, the Philippines, and later foundations in Japan, South Africa and Sudan.
Today, OLSH Sisters minister in a total of 27 countries around the world. Sisters from the Australian Province are working side by side with local people in the following countries: Angola; Kiribati; Philippines; South Africa; Sudan; Papua New Guinea; Burkina Faso.
The latest OLSH project – to be a living legacy of their centenary in Australia is to build a multipurpose school and training centre for girls in Burkina Faso, a west African nation and one of the world's poorest.
Read more about two projects here:
The OLSH Burkina Faso Project
The coming to religious life of Vietnamese-born OLSH Sisters who have joined the Australian congregation