IGF038 In Good Faith Podcast with Sister Rita Malavisi, RSJ
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Sister Rita has served at the Asylum Seeker Resource Center in Melbourne, Australia, as a volunteer for 17 years.  

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Show Notes

Sister Maxine with guest Sister Rita Malavisi, of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of the Sacred Heart, in Melbourne, Australia.

Asylum Seeker Resource Center in Melbourne

Growing up in Australia in an Arabic and Italian family

106-year-old grandmother, three Catholic nuns, and other spiritual influences

RSJ foundress Mary McKillop, Australia’s first canonized saint

In service to the world: Sisters of Saint Joseph of the Sacred Heart

Sister Rita’s ministry with asylum seekers fleeing persecution in their own countries

Displacement, family separation, and survival

Educating students about social justice through visits to the immigrant detention center

“Nun on the Run” in the Melbourne Marathon: advocacy and fundraising for asylum seekers

Studies in Religious Formation at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago

At home in the intercultural setting of Catholic Theological Union

“Do all you can with the means at your disposal, and calmly leave the rest to God.”

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