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

  • Keeping aboriginal homelands

    aboriginalwomanchild150The Conference of Leaders of Religious Institutes in NSW or CLRI(NSW) has released the latest edition of Just in Time, featuring a factsheet on homelands, which are under threat from government legislation that would cease funding essential services to aboriginal communities.

  • Religious called to ‘Wake up the world’

    religious parramatta croppedReligious in the Diocese of Parramatta recently came together in fellowship and joy, and were reminded that amidst all the changes to religious life, the call remains the same - go to the poor and live community in authenticity, writes Mercy Sister Ailsa Mackinnon.

  • New Superior General of Marist Sisters from Asia Pacific

    Sr Grace Ellul smCongregation Leader of the Marist Sisters in Asia Pacific, Sister Grace Ellul, has been elected as the 14th Superior General of the Marist Sisters.


Gospel Reflection

  • Shepherding the whole of God’s creation

    Sr Veronica Lawson2 rsm150Reflection on the Readings-Fourth Sunday of Easter Year B, 26 April 2015 (John 10:11-18)

    In this gospel about leadership, we have a wonderful image of resurrection, inclusivity and hope, explains Mercy Sister Veronica Lawson.


Year of Consecrated Life

  • "Follow Me": But where would you have me go?

    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.


What's On

Caring for Creation

  • ARRCC Community organising workshop

    ARRCC ark150Would you like to be able to animate meaningful action in your community to address climate change, but there are various hurdles and blocks? ARRCC is offering a Sydney workshop on 16 May 2015 to have you feeling more empowered and effective. 


Our Stories

  • Don Bosco: yesterday, today and tomorrow

    Fr Frank Freeman sdb“Remembrance is a form of meeting” said the poet Kahlil Gibran. And so the Salesian family joyfully gathered to rediscover their shared history and meet St John Bosco meet once again in a conference which officially launched the Australia-Pacific Bicentenary celebrations of St John Bosco's birth, writes Salesian Father Frank Freeman.



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Annandale, NSW 2038

Locked Bag 436
Annandale, NSW 2038

Phone: (02) 9557 2695

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