The Brigidine Sisters are members of a global congregation founded to be champions of the impoverished and to inspire others to value culture, education and faith.
Bishop Daniel Delany, in Ireland, in 1807 established the congregation and linked the Brigidine Sisters to the ancient monastic order founded by Saint Brigid in the fifth century, which survived in Ireland until Reformation times. Saint Brigid’s first monastery was founded in Kildare, Ireland.
The Brigidine sisters came to Australia in the late 1800s to continue that work in this part of the world.
More recently, the Brigidine Sisters have combined with the Presentation Sisters to set up Kildare Ministries, an organisation that will carry those works into the next century by welcoming others to join with them to inspire people today to value culture education and faith, always with a strong sense of justice.