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News and Reflections for the Year of Consecrated Life

Sr Berneice Loch rsm150 2015Each congregation has its own particular blessing and gift to the Church; each of us needs to take up the work of putting our story out there to communicate the special gifts of being a Religious, writes CRA President Sister Berneice Loch rsm.

Published in News & Views
Saturday, 07 February 2015 13:48

Some questions for the Year of Consecrated Life

Sr Pauline Morgan rsjAfter reading John Philip Newell’s book, Christianity’s Struggle for New Beginnings, The Rebirthing of God, Sister Pauline Morgan rsj ponders what is trying to emerge from deep within the collective soul of Religious, in the context of the Year of Consecrated Life.

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YCL candle150Do you need Year of Consecrated Life candles for your prayer times and liturgical events? You may order through the Benedictine Nuns at Jamberoo Abbey who crafted them using the CRA design upon the initiative of Presentation Sister Catherine Warner who ordered them for the mass for the Year of Consecrated Life in Perth. 

Published in News & Views
Thursday, 08 January 2015 21:12

On being a Redemptorist and a Bishop

Bp Paul Bird cssr150Ballarat Bishop Paul Bird cssr sees himself as something of a grandfather as he reflects on being a Redemptorist and a Bishop. 

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Tuesday, 23 December 2014 16:54

A year to find new ways to meet the Spirit

Sr Berneice Loch rsm150 2015Pope Francis dedicated 2015 to the promotion of consecrated life, asking the Church's religious sisters, brothers, and priests to "wake up the world" with their testimony of faith, holiness, and hope. Sister Berneice Loch rsm, the president of Catholic Religious Australia, reflects on what that might mean.

Published in Our stories
Monday, 15 December 2014 21:36

New life emerging

planting hands 150My take on religious life, after living it for over 45 years, is so different from those early days where I was one of many, doing what many did, writes Sister Marie McAlister rsj.

Published in Our stories
Saturday, 13 December 2014 00:00

Switching on to God

prayerblog stillnessReligious sisters, brothers and priests continue to bring gifts of reflection and pause to the church in a digital world besieged by distraction and increasing anxiety, writes Giselle Lapitan.

Published in Our stories
Friday, 12 December 2014 12:06

“The Religious made Bishop of a Diocese”

bishop greg okelly official150Port Pirie Bishop Greg O'Kelly sj shares his experiences and insights as one who is a member of a Religious Order being made the Bishop of a diocese at the Joint Meeting of the Australian Bishops Conference and Religious in Sydney.

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CRAQld dvdThe Year of Consecrated Life offers a wonderful opportunity to look back on the different ways religious women and men have served Queensland - and continue to do so - by watching a DVD set produced last year.

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ycl150Catholic Communications features the much anticipated Mass of the Archdiocese of Sydney to herald the start of the Year of Consecrated Life and also honours the diversity of mission and membership of Australian religious.

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