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News and Reflections for the Year of Consecrated Life
Thursday, 23 April 2015 09:19

A future for religious life?

Sr Grace Condon sgs2Religious life will survive into the future as people continue to search for ways to seek God and help their neighbour, but what it will look like is uncertain, said Sister Clare Condon, Congregational Leader of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan, at a Sydney forum to mark the Year of Consecrated Life.

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Tuesday, 21 April 2015 09:23

Consecrated life as a Josephite Associate

Bernadette CarrWhen asked to write my reflection on consecrated life, I responded with a yes while deep inside I felt most uncomfortable. So my question to myself over the following weeks was, why am I so uncomfortable writing on consecrated life?

Sr Margaret Ghosn mshfIn this year dedicated by Pope Francis to Consecrated Life, what are the signs to look for when young people discern the call to consecrated life? Maronite Sister Margaret Ghosn writes about vocation discernment in the second part of her piece for CRA's Reflection Series on the Year of Consecrated Life.

Sr Margaret Ghosn mshfIf we listen more deeply to God's insistent call, we are drawn to God who desires to see the world comforted and loved through us, writes Maronite Sister Margaret Ghosn in the first of her two-part piece for CRA's Reflection Series on the Year of Consecrated Life.

Wednesday, 11 March 2015 08:26

What makes the difference

Sr Genevieve Ryan rsj 150Like pianists playing Bach who bring their own unique touch to the same piece of music, vowed religious simply play their commitment with a different touch. Their call is to make the religious dimension of their life uniquely important and central - that no other life commitment is possible for them, writes Sister Genevieve Ryan rsj.

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Sr Ruth Durick osu Bishop Brady 150The Pastoral Letter from the Australian Bishops, "Wake Up the World, Celebrating the Year of Consecrated Life," calls on the Australian Church to acknowledge the work, witness and inspiration of religious sisters, brothers and priests, recognising them as "catalysts for renewal; exploring new frontiers and possibilities."

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Tuesday, 24 February 2015 21:06

Catholic Religious Australia now on Facebook

ycl150Connect with Catholic Religious Australia on Facebook where you can find links to articles and resources for the Year of Consecrated Life, comment on the content and share them with others in your network.

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Friday, 20 February 2015 10:32

Our way of life bears witness

Archbishop Timothy Costelloe sdbOur identity as Religious cannot be focused simply on what we do, but more fundamentally, based on who we are called to be, said Perth Archbishop Timothy Costelloe, drawing from his Salesian roots in his homily for the Archdiocese's inaugural mass for the Year of Consecrated Life.

Tuesday, 10 February 2015 10:13

A call to humility

Mark OConnor 150The line "It’s all over - it’s all about to begin" seems to capture the future of consecrated life in the Australian Church. The grace of humility might well be the one thing we religious pray for in this special year, called to arrive at an inner poverty of spirit and openness to Christ, writes Marist Brother Mark O'Connor in this piece he writes for CRA's Reflection Series on the Year of Consecrated Life.

CathNews logo150CathNews, Australia’s Catholic daily online news service, celebrates the Year of Consecrated Life with a photo competition and a series of panel discussions on religious life, “Evenings for the Year of Consecrated Life.”

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