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News and Reflections for the Year of Consecrated Life
Year of Consecrated Life

Year of Consecrated Life

Monday, 25 May 2015 15:10

Wake up the world

Bishop Bill WrightWay back in about 1990, I was asked to write a piece on ‘The Australian Church in the New Millennium’. As I recall, I was fairly upbeat, writes Bishop Bill Wright of the Maitland Newcastle Diocese.

Br Robert OConnor fms150In this Year of Consecrated Life, each of us need not only return to the prophetic stance and mysticism of our founders and our charisms, but to also unlock the seminal treasures of the gospel story in which Jesus reveals to us his ‘Abba’ the God of surprises, writes Marist Brother Robert O'Connor in his piece for CRA's Reflection Series on the Year of Consecrated Life.

Thursday, 23 April 2015 11:11

A gospel path which calls us

Archbishop Timothy Costelloe sdbWith all religious congregations and families throughout the world, we are being invited, not for the first time, to enter into the demanding and perhaps frightening, but also hopefully life-giving, project of reviewing our life and mission, writes Perth Archbishop Timothy Costelloe sdb who reflects on his own personal and communal history to understand the past and present and try to reimagine the future for consecrated life in Australia.

Tuesday, 21 April 2015 09:23

Consecrated life as a Josephite Associate

Bernadette CarrWhen asked to write my reflection on consecrated life, I responded with a yes while deep inside I felt most uncomfortable. So my question to myself over the following weeks was, why am I so uncomfortable writing on consecrated life?

Sr Margaret Ghosn mshfIn this year dedicated by Pope Francis to Consecrated Life, what are the signs to look for when young people discern the call to consecrated life? Maronite Sister Margaret Ghosn writes about vocation discernment in the second part of her piece for CRA's Reflection Series on the Year of Consecrated Life.

Sr Margaret Ghosn mshfIf we listen more deeply to God's insistent call, we are drawn to God who desires to see the world comforted and loved through us, writes Maronite Sister Margaret Ghosn in the first of her two-part piece for CRA's Reflection Series on the Year of Consecrated Life.

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