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

  • Our common pilgrim journey

    Fr Patrick McInerney ssc headshotChristians and Muslims have shared histories, both in the geographic sense that we have lived together for centuries; and also in the sense that our religions, including our sacred texts, have been used for spiritual as well as for hegemonic purposes. Moreover, we share a common origin and destiny in God, writes Columban Father Patrick McInerney.

  • Little Sisters of Jesus celebrate 75 years

    Little Sister MagdeleineLast month, the Little Sisters of Jesus celebrated 75 years of their community's foundation, which had been established originally as a presence to the Muslim world by Little Sister Magdeleine. The Sisters have been in Australia since 1956, living a semi nomadic life among Aboriginal people and driven by a passion for unity and peace.

  • New Norcia Benedictines on SBS

    Rosendo Salvado osb150The New Norcia Benedictines recently appeared in a televised story by SBS featuring the Camino Salvado pilgrimage and the contributions of Dom Rosendo Salvado osb who founded and led the New Norcia mission.


Gospel Reflection

  • To love most intensely

    Sr Veronica Lawson3 rsm150Reflection on the Gospel-30th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A, 26 October 2014 (Matthew 22:34-40)

    The Shema is the most central of Jewish traditions and an integral part of Jewish liturgy and prayer, which Jesus affirms in this gospel, writes Mercy Sister Veronica Lawson.


Justice Network

  • Action and prayer for people seeking asylum in Australia

    Villawood 2014The Federal Government looks set to succeed in its bid to bring back temporary visas for people seeking asylum in Australia. Such visas will once again condemn people to insecurity and uncertainty. Send a letter to Federal Members of Parliament to urge them to oppose the TPV legislation.


Media Releases

Our Stories

  • St Camillus still inspires after 400 years

    camillians graphicIn 2002, the Ministers of the Infirm, affectionately known throughout the world as the Camillians, arrived in the Diocese of Parramatta to serve the sick and suffering as chaplains in hospitals across the Diocese. The recent launch of the Lay Camillian family demonstrates the enduring influence of the life, work and ministry of their founder St Camillus. 


Featured Ministries

  • “We’re Kingdom, not Church!”

    Mums CottageMums’ Cottage is a wonderful example of ecumenism at work for the benefit of all God’s people - a place offering respite, mentoring, counselling, advocacy, disability support, wellbeing strategies, education classes and leisure days.



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Catholic Religious Australia

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Annandale, NSW 2038

Locked Bag 436
Annandale, NSW 2038

Phone: (02) 9557 2695

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