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Our stories

A survey sponsored by CRA in 2009 found that there were 8,422 Catholic Religious in Australia. Of that number, 5,927 were Religious Sisters, 884 Religious Brothers and 1,611 Religious order priests. Here are some of their stories:

Wednesday, 10 May 2017 16:50

No ordinary life for Sr Chris

Sr Chris Schwerdt rsj 150Sr Chris Schwerdt insists she’s “ordinary” but as Suzanne Adams discovered, as someone who has worked tirelessly looking after the needs of others, she is clearly anything but that.

Tuesday, 09 May 2017 23:10

Relationship in the digital age

Fr Anthony Le Duc SVDThe true paradigm for relationship requires the integral dimension of embodiment where individuals can look upon each other directly, touch each other physically, and listen to one another, writes Fr Anthony Le Duc svd.

Thursday, 27 April 2017 15:42

Audette's song of joy

Sr Audette Mansour rsm150Listen to Mercy Sister Audette Mansour as she talks about her current ministries and her life as a Sister of Mercy in what she describes as a 'Song of Joy'.

bishop jobst libraryThe University of Notre Dame Australia’s Broome Campus has renamed its library in honour of the first Bishop of Broome John Jobst sac, a Pallotine missionary esteemed for his ministry to Aboriginal people.

josephites forster toncurry150Josephite Religious Sisters Louise McDonell and Kathryn McCabe represent a continual Josephite presence since the Sisters of St Joseph first came to the Forster Tuncurry parish in 1958 to establish Holy Name Primary School at Forster, writes Greg Byrne.

Sr Mel Dwyer and girlsWatching young African girls fight gender inequality to become strong career women in one of the world’s poorest countries has shown Canossian Sister Mel Dwyer, a former athlete, the power of the feminine genius.

Monday, 13 February 2017 20:08

Sr Patricia's petition had global impact

Sr Patricia Pak Poy rsm 150Mercy Sister Patricia Pak Poy started a petition calling for a ban on landmines, contributing to a world-wide movement which continues to have an impact today, writes Jack Manning.

marists bicentennaryMore than 150 people recently gathered at St Joseph’s Church in Subiaco to celebrate the Bicentenary of the Marist Brothers and their continuing dedication to “making Jesus Christ known and loved”.

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