Our life and work
The Sisters of the Incarnation maintain a balance between prayer, community life and work for all members.
The Life of Prayer
Our life of prayer is an individual and corporate offering to God.
As a community we say a fourfold office, using the contemporary office of the Australian Church for morning and evening prayer and Compline and a form of midday office. The eucharist is celebrated in the chapel on weekdays by Sr Juliana who is a priest. There is also a daily period of reconciliation and community prayers after compline. We have a daily time for private prayer and spiritual reading which nourishes our relationship with God.
We worship with the clergy and people in the parish church on Sundays as visible members of the Body of Christ and bring before the Church the prophetic witness of the Religious Life.
Our work has two aspects, external ministry and work at home. Every sister shares the responsibility for the domestic work of the house. Manual work provides an opportunity for quiet and recollection.
Our community is committed to apostolic ministry within the church. We bring to our ministry the fruits of prayer and community life. This ministry is on a part-time basis to allow time for prayer, community life.
Sr Patricia is a religious educator, a trained social worker and an experienced leader of spirituality workshops. She is now the bursar of the community.
Sr Juliana is a trained teacher, and a priest, being one of the five women ordained to the priesthood in the first regular ordination of women in the Australian Church.
The Sisters of the Incarnation have ministered in Anglicare, the Parishes of Glenelg, Elizabeth, Golden Grove, Two Wells and Mallala, Salisbury and Parafield Gardens, Plympton, Edwardstown and Colonel Light Gardens, as well as in Hospital and Aged Care Chaplaincy.
At present Sr Juliana is an Honorary Associate Priest in St Mary Magdalene’s Church in the City of Adelaide.