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:
Fr Bernadinus (Bedi) Asmon svd, a young missionary from Indonesia, who undertook his formation in Australia, is now living and ministering in Brazil where he has discovered that music is the common language with the people he serves.
St Joseph’s parish in Belmore held a big celebration for the final profession of Sr Maria Thi Thanh Tuyen Nguyen of the Congregation of the Lovers of the Holy Cross Qui Nhon (Vietnam) - a religious congregation central this thriving, multicultural Catholic community.
After seeing the need of the people Nhulunbuy in isolated East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Father Jan Szweda svd offered to move in as Parish Priest and he’s loving it.