Sister Monica Walsh, Province Leader

 

Monica Walsh was elected the Province Leader of Australia-Aotearoa/New Zealand on 10th May 2016. The Province Chapter was held at Abbotsford from 8th to 11th May 2016.  

Monica was born in Adelaide, South Australia, and entered the Congregation in Abbotsford, Victoria, in 1963. She made her perpetual profession on 1st February 1971.

Monica obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and has Masters’ Degrees in Pastoral Ministry and Counselling.

Her ministry has included:  working with adolescents in crisis, in the field of domestic violence and with survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Monica has also served in various ministries, such as: general counselling and community development in low socio-economic neighborhoods.

A member of Province Committees and Boards over many years and having served on four Province Leadership Teams, Monica is an experienced leader.

Following nine months as Acting Province Leader, Monica began her mandate on 12th May 2016. 

 

 

Projects

'Good Conversations' focus on Forced Marriage

'Good Conversations' focus on Forced Marriage

Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand convenes 'Good Conversations' each year. This forum explored the link between forced marriage, slavery and family violence

Asia Pacific Circle meets in Malaysia

Asia Pacific Circle meets in Malaysia

The nine Province Leaders of Asia Pacific met in Ipoh, Malaysia for their annual meeting, joined by two sisters from the Congregational Leadership Team

The Trading Circle launches new initiative

The Trading Circle launches new initiative

In Australia TTC has been marketing products from Good Shepherd producer groups for 23 years. Now there is fresh opportunity for future sustainability and even expansion

Launch of Good Shepherd Memorial in Australia

Launch of Good Shepherd Memorial in Australia

A Memorial acknowledging past residents of Good Shepherd Homes in Australia from 1863 - 1984 was unveiled in Melbourne on 11 February 2018

Inter-Unit Microfinance Project

Inter-Unit Microfinance Project

Collaboration between 3 Provinces and the Good Shepherd International Foundation in Rome, has resulted in Tracy Collier from Australia going to Nicaragua on secondment, for nine months

Session for Formation and Partnership

Session for Formation and Partnership

Historic first Formation and Partnership Session in Asia Pacific creates a distinct shift in the understanding of Partnership for Mission

Report from the Asia Pacific Partnership Team

Report from the Asia Pacific Partnership Team

Comprehensive overview from the GSAPP team - how Good Shepherd Partnership for Mission is developing in this region

Reconciliation in Australia

Reconciliation in Australia

Reconciliation holds special meaning in the Australian nation - it describes the long journey towards full acknowledgment of the rights of the Indigenous Peoples

Future Ready

Future Ready

Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand: providing governance and enabling the sustainability and development of Good Shepherd ministries into the future

The Good Shepherd New Zealand Trust

The Good Shepherd New Zealand Trust

In Aotearoa New Zealand the Aviva NILS Pilot Project is helping to rebuild shattered lives

Scholarship Programme for Indigenous Women

Scholarship Programme for Indigenous Women

Indigenous women in Australia offered support to complete higher education. This increases their capacity for leadership, and financial empowerment