Catholic Religious Australia (CRA) is the peak body for leaders of Religious Institutes and Societies of Apostolic Life resident in Australia. Our membership comprises more than 180 congregations of Sisters, Brothers and Religious Priests living and working in all states and territories.

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Year of Consecrated Life

  • Spirituality and ageing during and beyond the Year of Consecrated Life

    Sr Margaret Randall rsmTo commence the Year of Consecrated Life, Pope Francis wrote an Apostolic Letter to consecrated women and men. Within the context of this letter, Sr Margaret Randall rsm reflects on questions and comments regarding ageing that were raised at a meeting of Sisters of Mercy in Sydney, exploring topics such as community life, ageism, loss and suffering, residential care, prophetic witness, reminiscence, and spirituality throughout life.


Gospel Reflection

  • Retreating to the wilderness

    Sr Veronica Lawson3 rsm150Reflection on the Gospel-1st Sunday of Lent Year C, 14 February 2016 (Luke 4:1-11)

    The three-fold testing of Jesus in the wilderness is about the proper exercise of power and about trust in a loving God. Mercy Sister Veronica Lawson offers three ecological ethical principles in which we are tested today and suggests a three-fold response as Jesus would.


Spirituality & Prayer

  • Lenten prayers to end extreme hunger

    bread for the world logoBread for the World, a Christian collective aiming to end world hunger through prayer and advocacy, has produced scripture lessons, daily devotionals and prayers for use this Lent. You are welcome to download or order print copies of Lenten Prayers for Hungry People to share with family, friends, and members of your church or parish.


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