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.

News & Views

  • Creative response to human trafficking and forced labour

    Br David OBrien sdbThe book entitled "One In A Thousand Stories", Salesian Brother David O’Brien’s creative response to human trafficking and forced labour, was launched at the ACRATH conference last month.

  • Josephites' new ministry in northeastern Peru

    Fr John Andersen and Sr Charo rsjFather John Andersen, a Sydney priest based in Peru reports on the arrival of Sister Charo Zurita rsj, the first Sister of St Joseph in the Vicariate of Iquitos who will soon make her life commitment as a Sister of St Joseph together with Sister Jenny Mori.

  • Mary Aikenhead is declared Venerable

    Mary AikenheadMary Aikenhead, founder of the Religious Sisters of Charity in 1815 to provide services to “the suffering poor”, has been declared Venerable by Pope Francis, reaching the second of four steps in the Catholic Church’s canonisation process, according to a media release.


Our Stories

  • Waking up the world through consecrated life

    Fr Irek Czech sds 150Father Irek Czech sds, Polish Salvatorian and parish priest of St Lawrence and Mary Immaculate Parish in Balcatta, Perth, lives a life of contemplation and evangelisation which thoroughly answers Pope Francis’ recent call for religious sisters, brothers and priests to “wake up the world”.


Gospel Reflection

  • Reliving the Paschal mystery

    Sr Veronica Lawson2 rsm150Reflection on the Gospel-Passion (Palm) Sunday B, 29 March 2015 (Mark 11:1-10; Mark 14:1-15:47)

    As we enter into the holiest week of the liturgical year, we might consider our call to bring the power of Christ’s redeeming love to those who suffer crucifixion in our own times: the more-than-human Earth community that suffers the effects of climate change; the detainees on Manus Island and Nauru; the captives of Boko Haram and of the so-called Islamic State, writes Sister Veronica Lawson rsm.


Media Releases

Caring for Creation

  • Earth Hour 2015

    earth hour 2015Earth Hour 2015 will be on Saturday, March 28 from 8:30-9:30 pm local time. Register your event online or find out the many ways you can express your commitment to the planet.


Year of Consecrated Life


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