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News and Reflections for the Year of Consecrated Life

Br Greg McDonald fmsWhen we allow God to take the initiative, our lives can become a living witness of God’s love, enabling us to become even more effective sowers of hope, sharing that love with others, enabling it to flourish wherever it is sown, writes Marist Brother Greg McDonald as he reflects on the work of Marist Brothers, other religious and lay partners in Timor Leste.

Monday, 27 July 2015 15:25

I equip you because you are called

Sr Genevieve Ryan rsj 150Vocation cannot be reduced to a state of life like priesthood or marriage or religious life, but our true consecration to God is uniquely personal; it belongs to the deepest Self and was initiated at Baptism where God calls us to be an image of Christ, writes Sr Genevieve Ryan rsj.

prayerblog stillnessThe PrayerPod features Australian religious women and men among many Catholic voices sharing their personal stories and reflecting on vocation, spirituality and ministry.

Published in News & Views
Wednesday, 22 July 2015 08:56

Good Sams living the present with passion

Liz-with-women-at-St-TeresaA new short film which captures the contemporary life and mission of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan was launched recently as part of celebrations for the Feast of St Benedict on July 11, focusing on the passion for religious life in this special Year of Consecrated Life.

Published in News & Views
Monday, 20 July 2015 08:49

Living the consecrated life

Sr Christa Murphy ssps 150Through accepting the gift of our Christian faith, we are all invited to live our consecration wherever our lives may take us, writes Holy Spirit Missionary Sister Christa Murphy.

Monday, 13 July 2015 23:12

Stories on consecrated life from Xt3

ycl150Religious women and men working in the Sydney Archdiocese are featured in short video interviews produced by Xt3 revealing their individual experiences of consecrated life and their ministry.

Sr Veronica Willaway osb150Sister Veronica Willaway, an Australian Aboriginal Sister from the Yuat Noongar tribe who joined the Benedictine Missionary Sisters of New Norcia in 1958 and currently serving in Nebraska USA, shared her fascinating story with journalists Marco Ceccarelli and Jamie O'Brien.

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Sr Doris Testa csb150Brigidine Sister Doris Testa reflects on the places where religious life rolls up its sleeves and does the ordinary but extraordinary work of God's mission in her talk for the Evening on the Year of Consecrated Life in Melbourne.

Sr Carol Sr Berneice 150Religious life is a radical response to God’s love - a life lived in and through the Church for the life of the world. “What is the radical response to the Gospel that is needed in Australia in 2015?” asked Dr Carol Zinn ssj at the recent National Assembly of Catholic Religious Australia (CRA). 

Published in News & Views
Tuesday, 30 June 2015 13:12

God working in us all

Sr Jan Gray rsmI learnt more from the humility and weakness of other religious just how much God loves us in all the ways we are human, not just in our being God-like, said Mercy Sister Janette Gray at the Melbourne Evening for the Year of Consecrated Life.

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