CRA’s members – more than 180 congregations of Sisters, Brothers and Religious Priests – are involved in a range of ministries in Australia and overseas. Their ministries include working in parishes, with asylum seekers and refugees, indigenous Australians, caring for creation, aged care, supporting victims of domestic violence, prison ministries, with people with a mental illness, homeless people, and in a range of ministries with people on the margins of society. Some of those ministries are highlighted here.
The first female Aboriginal student sponsored by the Good Samaritan Sisters’ Rural Outreach program has graduated after completing Year 12 at Nagle Catholic College in Geraldton, Western Australia.
Education provides the pathway out of poverty and the impact the Loreto Sisters are having in Timor-Leste and many others will remain in my heart forever, writes Elouise Hahn as she reflects on her deeply moving experience in East Timor.
Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA) has launched a framework for educating for justice and peace entitled, "With Head, Heart, Hands and Feet" to be implemented in its schools and organisations.
The Ursuline Sisters have transferred ownership and governance of St Ursula’s College to Toowoomba diocese, reports The Catholic Leader.
Bethlehem has lived through many changes of service and name but what remains constant is the sense of compassion when one enters. Sister Bernadette Fitzgerald lcm fondly reflects upon the spirit of the Sisters and staff who have “been Bethlehem people” and their legacy of loving care.