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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:

St Eugene de MazenodThis year, Australia’s Oblate Missionaries will join the worldwide congregation to mark the order’s 200th anniversary since they were founded by St Eugene de Mazenod. Their congregation's story, life and ministry demonstrate four fundamental characteristics which can be applied to our daily life.

Friday, 22 January 2016 18:16

A world in need of mercy

Sr Margaret Malone sgsSurely we can hope that by renewing our understanding and practice of mercy in this Year of Mercy, our often unmerciful world, our world of fatigued compassion will be transformed, writes Good Samaritan Sister Margaret Malone.

skateboarding FranciscanA music video of a skateboarding Franciscan, who spent 14 years living in Western Australia, received an Emmy at the Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences on 7 November, reports The Record.

Tuesday, 17 November 2015 13:35

Listen to our stories

ballarat refugee stories On Monday, November 9, the Social Justice Group of Sacred Heart Parish Mildura organised an evening for some of the many refugees living in the parish. Sister Rosemary Graham rsm shares the moving stories they told the gathering.

Thursday, 05 November 2015 12:01

Reflecting with my two companions

Sue Kane 150When the doors were first flung open to welcome in the Year of Consecrated Life, I decided to walk with Hildegard of Bingen and Pope Francis to help me get the most out of this year, writes author Sue Kane.

Monday, 19 October 2015 20:31

Adelaide Sisters lend helping hand

Sr Sally Duigan olsh150Benedict Daswa, a teacher and father of eight was declared a martyr and beatified before 45,000 people on Sunday, September 13 in South Africa. But many may not know that a group of South Australian nuns helped to make it happen, with the canonisation of St Mary MacKillop as their inspiration.

Monday, 19 October 2015 11:43

Work of religious in Parramatta honoured

Sr Monica Armstrong sgs groupThe service and dedication of religious in the Diocese of Parramatta were recognised in the recent awarding of diocesan honours, reports Catholic Outlook.

Thursday, 08 October 2015 10:32

Dedicated to Jesus

sr-gabriel-williams osu150Ursuline Sister Gabriel Williams said she would never forget the impression of a nun at a Catholic boarding school in Armidale which moved her to join the order 50 years ago, writes Emilie Ng.