Our Story

newspicMary MacKillop International (MMI) is the international aid and development agency of the Sisters of St Joseph (SOSJ). In the spirit of Mary MacKillop, we empower communities through education, health and livelihoods.

For over  150 years, members of the SOSJ have been committed to demonstrating the love of God in real and practical ways. In some cases this took the sisters to other countries such as Timor-Leste, Peru and Papua New Guinea where they worked in service of the poorest of the poor. Later the work of these sisters became formal ministries of the SOSJ which were amalgamated into one organisation, MMI, in 2011. MMI also runs a Fair Trade company called Ethica Accessories.

Our vision is a world transformed to reflect God’s Mission in earth; a world without poverty, where the rights and dignity of every person are respected and where people are free to engage fully in society

Our mission is that Mary MacKillop International works with compassion to bring dignity and justice to communities overseas. MMI operates with the highest ethical business practices to ensure good stewardship of our resources.

MMI is a public company limited by guarantee and is governed by a Board of Directors. We have an office in North Sydney, Australia and Dili, Timor-Leste.