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Sister Brigid Arthur's unconditional love and distinguished service to social welfare

Sister Brigid Arthur was made an Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to social welfare, particularly with asylum seekers and refugees, and to Catholic education.

By news@gippsland - 28th July 2022 - Back to News

Bishop Philip Huggins described her as 'a beautiful soul who persisted in caring for some of humankind's most vulnerable people and does this with practical kindness - always kindness.' In her own words, Sister Brigid said that her motivation for decades of work with refugees and asylum seekers came down to.

Sister Brigid Arthur is a former long-term board member of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre and a litigation guardian for young Indigenous people and young people seeking climate action

Sister Brigid Arthur is a former long-term board member of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre and a litigation guardian for young Indigenous people and young people seeking climate action

Motivated by facts

A certain stubbornness, probably, that there are a lot of things wrong and while we can do something about them we shouldn't give up, we should do it. I think I'm motivated by the fact that neither one of us nor one organisation or government has the right to set up structures and adopt policies that are really cruel.

And that often doesn't recognise that the people who are being victimised by those structures and policies are quite vulnerable and need to be protected and not punished.

Unconditional love. We know what that's about with our own children; we give them unconditional love and support. But what about the unconditional love that comes from Sister Brigid? I had only known her as Sister Brigid; I didn't even know her name was Brigid Arthur. How is it that Sister Brigid can give unconditional love to the lost, the lonely, the broken, the poor, the refugees? Perhaps she even gave unconditional love to a parliamentarian walking a lonely road.

Pictures from Australian of the Year Awards website.


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