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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:

new norcia toursMembers of the Perth Catholic community and wider public have the chance to learn about Australia’s only monastic town, New Norcia, and its Benedictine heritage in a new tour experience.

Fr Bedi Asmon svd musicFr 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.

Belmore celebration Sr MariaSt 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.

Wednesday, 05 October 2016 15:02

Take heart, God is among us

maitland newcastle 150thAs part of the observance of 150 years of diocesan life, a celebration of the contribution of 32 religious congregations was held in Maitland last month.

Wednesday, 05 October 2016 09:26

Meeting the new generation of religious

Sr Jane Maisey rsj 150Josephite novice Jane Maisey was featured in the Herald Sun's Sunday magazine, Stellar, along with two other young religious in formation, which featured their individual stories of vocation and discernment.

Thursday, 15 September 2016 12:47

Passionists celebrate 60 years at 'The Fort'

oxley 150The Passionist Community at Oxley was joined by more than 100 friends and associates to celebrate six decades of ministry at ‘The Fort’, reports The Catholic Leader.

Monday, 12 September 2016 09:07

Being merciful

sr maryellen thomas rsjSister Maryellen Thomas rsj recalls the American westerns of her childhood and what the films taught her on the nature of mercy.

Fr Jan Szweda svdAfter 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.