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Featured Ministry

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.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011 12:11

A listening presence in prisons

Sr Therese CampbellAcross Australia, Religious and lay women and men listen to people in prisons in their role as chaplains. Marist Sister Therese Campbell reflects on her ministry of presence at Sydney’s Long Bay Correctional Centre.

Thursday, 04 August 2011 05:13

Ministries take new directions

Greater professionalism, creative problem-solving and the establishment of new entities are just some of the ways congregations are maintaining their ministries as members age and decrease.

Thursday, 04 August 2011 05:08

The gift of art

Sister Margaret Adams RSM reflects on the gift of art in the lives of women at Catherine House, a Mercy ministry in Adelaide.

Thursday, 04 August 2011 05:03

The courage of Kinglake

Sister Colleen Jackson RSC reflects on the privilege of ministering in Kinglake, one of the Victorian towns ravaged by bushfires on Black Saturday in February 2009.

Thursday, 04 August 2011 04:58

A safe haven at The Inn

Good Samaritan Sister Michelle Reid spends her days providing a safe haven for women and children who find themselves homeless.

Thursday, 04 August 2011 04:54

Consoling the bereaved in Mexico

Australian Columban priest, Father Kevin Mullins shares his experience helping out at the funerals of seven young men recently executed in the Mexican city of Ciudad Juarez.

Thursday, 04 August 2011 04:51

Sister support for flood-affected

The Sisters of St Joseph are among a number of congregations that are supporting people affected by the recent floods, fires and cyclone.

Thursday, 04 August 2011 04:49

Maritime ministry awarded

The Sydney Seafarers' Centre where Sister of St Joseph Mary Leahy has worked for the past 19 years recently took out the top award for seafarers' welfare at a maritime industry event.

Thursday, 04 August 2011 04:45

Graceful ageing at Brigidine House

A joyful, beautiful place is how the Sisters and residents of Brigidine House, a residential aged care community in Sydney's east, describe their home.

Thursday, 04 August 2011 04:31

Mercy ministries live on at St Peter’s

The contribution of four Mercy Sisters to aged care has been honoured at Catholic Healthcare's new aged care service St Peter's, officially opened by the Governor-General of Australia on 2 August 2010.

Thursday, 04 August 2011 04:28

Good Sams commit to ‘seeing it through’

Good Samaritan Sisters in ministry with Indigenous Australians gathered in Sydney during Reconciliation Week to share their stories, joys, hopes and sorrows.

Monday, 27 June 2011 18:23

Sharing the good news

Ben BrooksMembers of the Society of Christian Doctrine (SDC) live out their founder’s call to share the word of God in their ministry as catechists.

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