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

  • 135 years of RSCJ in New Zealand

    rscj logo 15019 January marked the 135th anniversary of the arrival of the first Religious of the Sacred Heart in Aotearoa New Zealand, and thus the beginning of the RSCJ presence in what is now the Australia New Zealand Province, reports the Sacred Heart Circle e-newsletter.

  • Vinnies launches bushfire appeal

    vinnies sa bushfire2St Vincent de Paul Society has launched a Bushfire Appeal to help victims of this month's devastating fires in the Adelaide Hills, reports Catholic Communications.

  • Missionary Sisters of Service book launched

    bruny island bookThe connection between the Missionary Sisters of Service and Bruny Island was celebrated in the book "The Bruny Island Connection" by Sister Carmel Hall mss launched at the congregation's celebration of its 70th anniversary in a pilgrimage to the island.


Justice Network

  • Thank you

    Sr Suzette Clark rsc 150As Sister Suzette Clark rsc moves on from her role as Justice Network Coordinator at CRA, she offers her thanks for all the support and prayerful participation in the National Lament.


Featured Ministries

  • Mamre - building a brighter future for all

    mamre-sistersA new chapter has begun in the life of historic Mamre House at Orchard Hills with the ministry of the Sisters of Mercy Parramatta now integrated into CatholicCare Social Services Diocese of Parramatta, reports Catholic Outlook.


Year of Consecrated Life

Gospel Reflection

  • Towards a whole new way of being

    Sr Veronica Lawson2 rsm150Reflection on the Gospel-3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B, 26 January 2015 (Mark 1:14-20)

    The Greek verb for “repent” literally means to “think beyond”. As we listen across the ages, we hear an invitation to expand our horizons, to consider possibilities beyond our ordinary imaginings, writes Mercy Sister Veronica Lawson.


Caring for Creation


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