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Responding to the request of the vicar-general of the Darwin Diocese, Sr Gwen Daw was missioned to take charge of the Santa Teresa clinic in 1991 . The following year the community was established, and the sisters have worked in the Clinic, in the Women’s Centre, in the Parish and in the School. Spiritual direction and retreat direction are also part of the ministry. Second year novices are welcomed in the community for six months community experience in a cross - cultural setting.

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Brought from South America and planted in the motherhouse grounds. Firmly rooted in the fertile earth, exposed to sun and wind, the gingko has flourised for 150 years.