Sister Anne Manning was born in Durban, South Africa. She entered the Good Shepherd Sisters in South Africa where she made her perpetual profession in 1973.
In 1983, Anne transferred from South Africa to Australia.
She pursued studies in the fields of social science, community development, leadership training and theology.
Anne’s apostolic experiences included: group director in a residential centre for girls, and community development and ministry with Aboriginal people in Australia.
Anne developed the fair trade project The Trading Circle, which markets products from income generating projects of Good Shepherd ministries throughout Asia.
She served in various congregational ministries, including local leader and member of province leadership teams in South Africa and in Australia/Aotearoa New Zealand. Anne participated in Congregational Chapters and regional meetings in Asia Pacific.
In recent years the Sisters in Australia and New Zealand have introduced significant structural change in governance responsibilities. While the Province Leader retains overall responsibility for the life and mission of the Good Shepherd Sisters in Australia and New Zealand, a number of areas for which previous Province Leadership Teams had sole responsibility are now in the competent hands of lay mission partners.
Anne assumed the office of Province Leader on 4 February 2012 and resigned due to ill health in August 2015. She was greatly loved within her province and her inspirational leadership in social justice throughout the Congregation is sadly missed.
Click here to read the Eulogy at Anne's funeral, presented by her family - Anne Manning Eulogy Part 1
Click here to read the Eulogy at Anne's funeral, presented on behalf of the sisters - Anne Manning Eulogy Part 2
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