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

  • Year of Consecrated Life candles available from Jamberoo Abbey

    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 upcoming mass for the Year of Consecrated Life in Perth. 

  • 135 years of RSCJ in New Zealand

    rscj logo 15019 January marked the 135th anniversary of the arrival of the first Religious of the Sacred Heart in Aotearoa New Zealand, and thus the beginning of the RSCJ presence in what is now the Australia New Zealand Province, reports the Sacred Heart Circle e-newsletter.

  • Vinnies launches bushfire appeal

    vinnies sa bushfire2St Vincent de Paul Society has launched a Bushfire Appeal to help victims of this month's devastating fires in the Adelaide Hills, reports Catholic Communications.


Gospel Reflection

  • Towards a whole new way of being

    Sr Veronica Lawson2 rsm150Reflection on the Gospel-3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B, 26 January 2015 (Mark 1:14-20)

    The Greek verb for “repent” literally means to “think beyond”. As we listen across the ages, we hear an invitation to expand our horizons, to consider possibilities beyond our ordinary imaginings, writes Mercy Sister Veronica Lawson.


Media Releases

What's On

  • Global Divestment Day 2015

    fossilfree150On February 13-14, Australia will join the world to break up with fossil fuels and call on others to do the same as part of the first ever Global Divestment Day.


Year of Consecrated Life

Featured Ministries

  • Mamre - building a brighter future for all

    mamre-sistersA new chapter has begun in the life of historic Mamre House at Orchard Hills with the ministry of the Sisters of Mercy Parramatta now integrated into CatholicCare Social Services Diocese of Parramatta, reports Catholic Outlook.



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Annandale, NSW 2038

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