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 expansion of Arrupe Place in Western Sydney demonstrates the collaboration between the Mercy Sisters of Parramatta, Sisters of Charity and Good Sams who bring their own traditions of wisdom and service to the work of Jesuit Refugee Service, as the ministry continues to draw not only on other religious congregations but different sectors of the Catholic community.
De La Salle Brothers from the Philippines have joined with fellow Brothers from Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea to mark a milestone in the 70-year history of the Lasallian Mission in Papua New Guinea, writes Michael Kenny.
Drawing upon the inspiration of our Founder, St John Baptist De La Salle, La Salle College Middle Swan has developed an innovative boarding program over the past ten years, targeted specifically at Indigenous students from remote communities in Western Australia, writes Michael Kenny.
A South Australian nun is battling poverty and a crippling AIDS crisis to bring life and hope to children of South Africa. Sister Sally Duigan olsh says she’s simply living out her congregation’s charism of love and compassion. Jessica Braithwaite reports from Ofcolaco, Limpopo.
The Australian Psychological Society (APS) has presented the 2015 Community Wellbeing Award to Arrupe Place in recognition of the support services they provide for people seeking asylum living in the community.