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FINDING MEANING IN A CHAOTIC/CHANGING WORLD

FINDING MEANING IN A CHAOTIC/CHANGING WORLD

This was the title of Frank Brennan sj's  John Wallis Memorial Lecture in Toowoomba on Sunday 7th May 2017. In his usual clear and concise way, Father Frank looked at what is happening in our world and where current events and trends have brought us...

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Karen brings mums together

Karen brings mums together

Karen Syed never thought of herself as a leader, but elders in the Mt Druitt based Baabayn Aboriginal Cooperative, did. They asked Karen, a young local woman, to coordinate a group for young mums and babies, and the John Wallis Foundation supported her position with...

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Who was John Wallis?

Who was John Wallis?

Service.   Born in 1910, Father John was ordained priest for the Catholic Archdiocese of Hobart in 1932.  He served the island State of Tasmania as a priest for 69 years, dying in 2001, aged 91. John Wallis was a man of God and a true pastor for his...

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Young Leadership Emerges

Young Leadership Emerges

Karen Syed never thought of herself as a leader, but elders in the Mt Druitt based Baabayn Aboriginal Cooperative, did. They asked Karen, a young local woman, to coordinate a group for young mums and babies, and the John Wallis Foundation supported her position with...

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The transforming power of friendship with horses

The transforming power of friendship with horses

Nicole Stephenson, Mental Health professional, and Yvonne Hunter, a specialist in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, conducted an 8-week programme for disadvantaged Aboriginal young people at Willow Creek, Mullengandra NSW. The programme came under the auspices of...

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St.Mary’s Primary School Bowraville

St.Mary’s Primary School Bowraville

The Foundation loves green projects!Says Tristan from St.Mary's Primary School Bowraville, a small country town on the mid north coast of NSW which received a grant from the John Wallis Foundation for a therapy program. "Mr. Damien helped me find and grow a lilypily...

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The John Wallis Story

The John Wallis Story

The Highways and Byways story begins with Father John Corcoran Wallis, founder of the Missionary Sisters of Service who established Highways and Byways – a Community of Service, to grow their missionary outreach. This is John’s story: John Corcoran Wallis John was a...

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Where it all began

Where it all began

Our History Our organisation seeks to support people and projects which express the particular character and spirit that has inspired the work of the Missionary Sisters of Service since 1944. Highways and Byways started life in 2010 as the John Wallis Foundation,...

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