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

  • Sister shares her wisdom

    Sr Carol Zinn ssj 2“Religious life still remains a radical response to the Gospel in a particular historical cultural context,” said Sister Carol Zinn ssj while in Brisbane recently undertaking a series of lectures, reports The Catholic Leader.

  • Where do you, or will you, push?

    Sr-Mary-McDonald sgsGood Samaritan Sister Mary McDonald echoes the advice of Benedictine Sister Joan Chittister: “To change a policy or practice, join a group that is committed to the same issue. Then, with everyone else, push”.

  • 140 years of Loreto in Australia

    Loreto girl150As Loreto Sisters celebrate 140 years in Australia, the sacrifices made by the pioneering Loreto Sisters in leaving behind family, friends and other loved ones to enter the unknown are still being felt today by Loreto women and men touched by her profound legacy.


Year of Consecrated Life

  • Religious life: engaging with the whole of creation

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    Religious life has moved beyond what so many of us in earlier times expressed as a renunciation of “the world and its pomps” to an active engagement with the whole of creation, writes Christian Brother Rod Doyle in his piece for CRA's Reflection Series on the Year of Consecrated Life. 


Our Stories

  • Sr Lucy leads the charge against human trafficking

    Sr Lucy van Kessel pbvm150As Co-ordinator of Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans (ACRATH) in Western Australia, Presentation Sister Lucy van Kessel pbvm knows too well the repercussions of human trafficking on people and sees her work as an essential element of her Christian life and her commitment to creating a better world.


Featured Ministries

  • Q & A with Sr Brigid Arthur

    Sr Brigid Arthur csbSister Brigid Arthur csb of the Brigidine Asylum Seeker Project talks to the newly formed Catholic Alliance for People Seeking Asylum (CAPSA) on the importance of building relationships and advocacy on behalf of refugees and asylum seekers.


Caring for Creation

  • Catholic Earthcare offers encyclical formation program

    Catholic Earthcare logo 150Are you wondering how to respond to Laudato Si', the Papal encyclical on ecology? What would it take to animate the call to justice, peace and integrity of Creation, so we learn how to live and work sustainably on our planet? Catholic Earthcare Australia offers a special Ecological Encylical Formation Program in July 2015 to help those in leadership positions answer these questions.


Gospel Reflection

  • God's healing power

    Sr Veronica Lawson2 rsm150Reflection on the Gospel-13th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B, 28 June 2015 (Mark 5:21-43)

    In this week’s gospel, we find a story within a story that recounts “the beautiful thing” Jesus does in the lives of suffering humanity, irrespective of age or gender or status or ethnicity, writes Sister Veronica Lawson rsm.



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Annandale, NSW 2038

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Annandale, NSW 2038

Phone: (02) 9557 2695

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