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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.

Sr Anne Quinn smsm visitTwo Marist Missionary Sisters are deeply moving Australians with stories of guns, drugs and violent crimes in Jamaica on a six-week tour of the country, revealing the plight of the many young families to whom they offer spiritual and practical support, according to a media release from Catholic Mission.

Janssen-Centre2014The Janssen Spirituality Centre in Boronia, Victoria, is enjoying a rebirth as a place for contemplative living and prayer, thanks to the collaborative efforts of members of the Divine Word Missionaries and the Holy Spirit Sisters.

Friday, 12 September 2014 12:16

The treasure that is Maryknoll

maryknoll viewsThe Church in Tasmania has an unassuming treasure in Maryknoll, which offers spiritual talks, retreats and recollection days with glorious views to Blackman's Bay.

Monday, 18 August 2014 12:41

Pwakayini - A special place

Pwakayini 150The Pwakayini Program aims to live up to its name and give Tiwi children in the Northern Territory a chance to play, grow and learn together with their families.

Sunday, 13 July 2014 17:11

Channelling stillness and simplicity

Anne and Sr Carmel Moore rsjMichael O’Connor writes about the Living Waters Christian Meditation Centre, founded by Sister Carmel Moore of the Sisters of Saint Joseph Lochinvar as the home of the universal meditation community in Newcastle, where one can learn to find stillness and simplicity in a world of chaos and complexity. 

Friday, 13 June 2014 12:32

History of helping the homeless

Hutt St logoThe Hutt St Centre and the Daughters of Charity will celebrate sixty years of ministry in Adelaide, where it has offered welcome and hope for the homeless. The Centre has become a leader and model of frontline service in Australia as well as overseas where many organisations are replicating their work, writes the Centre's chief executive officer Ian Cox.

Thursday, 15 May 2014 09:26

An evolving ministry

Sr Elaine Morzone mficSister Elaine Morzone mfic writes about her work as Spirituality and Mission Development Officer and reveals the richness and diversity of parish groups in the Diocese of Toowoomba in Queensland.

Wednesday, 30 April 2014 08:20

McAuley services needed now more than ever

McCauley Care 2014McAuley Care has launched a Mother’s Day Appeal seeking community support to maintain its growing services, reminding the community that 70 women this Mother’s Day will not be with their families because they have been killed as a consequence of family violence.