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Our stories

A survey sponsored by CRA in 2009 found that there were 8,422 Catholic Religious in Australia. Of that number, 5,927 were Religious Sisters, 884 Religious Brothers and 1,611 Religious order priests. Here are some of their stories:

Friday, 05 August 2011 00:35

The blogging Marist brother

"It's important for Church people to participate in the world of social media," says blogging Marist Brother John McMahon.

Friday, 05 August 2011 00:31

A swimming Sister

"I feel very drawn to the water," says Sister Carmel Moore, RSJ who starts each day with a swim at the Merewether ocean baths in Newcastle.

Friday, 05 August 2011 00:26

A mission of service and love

Sister Agnes Ryan, 95, a Missionary Sister of Service for the past 66 years, says love is the one thing that matters. It is at the heart of everything, she tells Corrie van den Bosch.

From Chile to Cunnamulla, Columban priest Father Rod MacGinley likes to work at the grassroots where he can really get to know the people.

Friday, 05 August 2011 00:21

A vital life for Sister Zita

There's no such thing as official retirement for many older Religious - just ask Brigidine Sister Zita Barron, former chaplain at Long Bay Gaol, who turns 84 today, 17 December 2010.

Friday, 05 August 2011 00:15

Ministry move for Mercy Sister

After 27 years working with women in South America, Sister Jackie Ford RSM has moved her ministry to remote Western Australia, supporting Afghan men at the Curtin Detention Centre.

Friday, 05 August 2011 00:11

A Good Shepherd in Kings Cross

Good Shepherd Sister Noelene White doesn't hesitate when asked why she works as a chaplain at the Medically Supervised Injecting Centre (MSIC) in Kings Cross.

Friday, 05 August 2011 00:08

Faithful Daughters of Charity

The Daughters of Charity recently celebrated the diamond jubilee of two of their Sisters who have given more than 60 years of service to marginalised people.

Friday, 05 August 2011 00:04

Outback Sister offers healing and hope

With integrity, determination and doing ordinary things well, women can make a significant difference in our world, says Sister Margaret Mary Flynn IBVM, a finalist in the Telstra Business Woman of the Year awards.

Thursday, 04 August 2011 23:55

An extraordinary ordinary life

After more than 50 years as a Good Samaritan Sister, Margaret Prendergast SGS says the great love that God has shown her has made her life EXTRAordinary!

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