One hundred and seventy religious women and men, representing 72 congregations from across Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Fiji, came together last month to pray, network and explore the topic of ‘Communio: Stewarding a life that belongs to the Church and the world.’
Justice for indigenous Australians is not something we can ignore, writes CRA President, Br Peter Carroll fms. As Christians, Catholics and Religious it’s not possible to be disengaged, silent observers. There’s an imperative in this for us. A starting point could be the acceptance of the invitation extended to us in the Uluru Statement from the Heart: to walk with our Aboriginal sisters and brothers in a “movement of the Australian people for a better future”. It sounds like an invitation to build the kingdom of God. How could we not accept such an offer?
Sr Mary Pellegrino, a Sister of St Joseph of Baden, Pennsylvania visited Perth last month to address the topic of Communio –relationship and stewardship – as an act of justice, in a session attended by 68 Sisters from 12 congregations and a number of other visitors.
Holy Spirit Missionary Sister Shalini Philomina Mathew (Sr Philo) was loving her ministry as a pastoral associate at St Mark’s Parish, Inala, until earlier this year her life took a new and different turn, In the Word reports.
The Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI) – started by the celebrated Frenchman, Saint Eugene De Mazenod, in 1826 – are this year celebrating 125 years of service in Australia, the e-Record reports.