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Australia Day honour


Josephite Sister Dr Susan Pollard was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for her service to the Catholic Church of Australia in the Australia Day Honours announced last month.

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Born in South Africa and raised in Australia, Sr Susan was professed as a Sister of Saint Joseph in 1968.

Based in Adelaide, for many years she worked in education as a primary school teacher, deputy principal and principal in schools across SA and NSW. Sr Susan gained a PhD in Psychoanalysis, a Masters in Education and Arts degree in Italian and is a registered clinical psychologist, currently in private practice.

Over the years Sr Susan lived and worked in Australia, Africa and Europe. She is a member of the Association of Graduate Analytical Psychologists and the International Association for Analytical Psychology and has lectured throughout the world on subjects related to analytical psychology and religion.

In recent times, Sr Susan has written the book Celibacy and Soul: Exploring the Depths of Chastity and has facilitated events at Mary MacKillop Precinct in Adelaide.

She is a founding member of the Josephite SA Reconciliation Circle which is an ecumenical initiative of the Sisters of Saint Joseph that has promoted reconciliation with First Nations people since 2003.


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