Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
- Religious organisation
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The Society of the Sacred Advent is an Anglican religious order founded in 1892 by Caroline Amy Balguy (later to be known as Mother Caroline). She migrated from England to do the job at the request of the Reverend Stone-Wigg, Vicar of St John's Pro-Cathedral in Brisbane, Queensland, who saw the need for an Anglican religious order for women in Brisbane. In its early days, the Society of the Sacred Advent focused on ministering to the needs of women and children. It establised several schools and children's homes throughout Queensland in order to advance its mission
The Society still has two girls' schools located in Brisbane; St Margaret's and St Aidan's. Although the Sisters are no longer involved in the day-to-day running of the schools, two Sisters remain active on each of the School Councils.
Sources used to compile this entry: The Society of the Sacred Advent, St Aidan's and St Margaret's Anglican Girls Schools, Brisbane, 2016, http://www.stmargarets.qld.edu.au/OurSchool/Documents/Sisters%20of%20the%20Society%20of%20the%20Sacred%20Advent.pdf; Gregory, Helen, 'Crawford, Emma (1864? - 1939)', in Australian Dictionary of Biography Online, Australian National University, 2006, http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A080157b.htm.