|Caroline Chisholm - Australian Saint?|
|Written by Sherry|
|Thursday, 25 October 2007 22:13|
Clara, co-Director of our Australian office, sent me this article from the Sydney Morning Herald about Catholic lay woman and heroine, Caroline Chisholm. Caroline's cause is being opened on this bi-centennial of her birth.
We tell Caroline's story at every Called & Gifted workshop since she is such a brilliant example of the charism of wisdom. Caroline basically invented the employment agency. She found jobs and set wages and working conditions for 11,000 single emigrant women whose passage to Australia was paid by the British government which failed to make provision for them when they arrived on the dock in Sydney.
Clara is an authority on Caroline Chisholm and has been championing her cause for years. For more information, check out this BBC report on Caroline's remarkable life.