Catholic Religious Australia (CRA) is the peak body for leaders of Religious Institutes and Societies of Apostolic Life resident in Australia. Our membership comprises more than 180 congregations of Sisters, Brothers and Religious Priests living and working in all states and territories.

News & Views

  • Mater Dei goes solar

    Mater-Dei-solar-150Mater Dei School for children with special needs in Camden, NSW, is the latest in a growing number of Good Samaritan Education schools to embrace solar power so as to reduce their electricity costs and their carbon footprint.

  • Am I a person of peace and harmony?

    peace posterWhen I reflect on the word 'peace' I think of silence, stillness and harmony. As a small child I learnt from my parents the meaning of silence, stillness and harmony with nature, writes Sister Helen Smith rsj.

  • Celebrate World Mission Sunday with symposium and resources


    mission month poster150Celebrate World Mission Sunday on 18 October 2015 with an International Mission Symposium in Melbourne and download resources from the Australian Divine Word Missionaries and Catholic Mission.


Year of Consecrated Life

  • Reflections on a journey remembered

    Br Robert OConnor fms150This me, here and now, is the one that Jesus loves, not some cardboard cut-out, good ‘brother’ but a flawed, wounded, damaged seeker, for whom all these experiences had all been part of the shaping process, writes Marist Brother Robert O'Connor.


Justice Network

Gospel Reflection

  • Inclusion into the circle of love

    Sr Veronica Lawson2 rsm150Reflection on the Gospel-27th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B, 4 October 2015 (Mark 10:2-16)

    The embrace of the community is needed in a very particular way for everyone affected by divorce especially the children, writes Mercy Sister Veronica Lawson rsm.


Our Stories

  • My faith journey

    the vine cvr150While struggling with depression, it was a friendship with two external Discalced Carmelite Nuns who became an inspiration in living a life for God, writes Lay Carmelite Russell Darby on his remarkable and inspiring faith journey.


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