Around the Kitchen Table with the Missionary Sisters of Service
Around the Kitchen Table is a portrait of the spirit and the heart of this Tasmanian-born, Australian-grown Congregation of Religious Women by Penelope Edman.
The MSS is the only religious congregation to be founded in Tasmania (1944) and one of only a few to be founded in Australia. Using story as its base, Around the Kitchen Table is told as a celebration of being different. The Sisters were missionaries in their own country, called to go “into the highways and byways” to families beyond the reach of Catholic schools in rural and outback Australia. Even as their mission focus has broadened, they remain in the highways and byways of life, their ability to be with people in their everyday lives still the hallmark of their call.
Today Missionary Sisters of Service are to be found in Tasmania, Victoria, South Australia, New South Wales, Queensland and Singapore.