Highways and Byways
A community of service
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, named in honour of the priest who founded the Missionary Sisters of Service.
As the work developed, we needed an organisation with a larger outreach, in keeping with what has always been the spirit of the Missionary Sisters of Service. Highways and Byways
Missionary Sisters of Service
where it all began
Highways and Byways – a Community of Service has its roots in the story of the Missionary Sisters of Service (MSS) and their founder, Father John Wallis. In 1933 a young, newly ordained priest, Father John was challenged by a cry of the heart from a Bruny Island woman: Why can’t we have Sisters to help us educate our children? Does no one care about us people of the bush? John did care.
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