At 105 years young, Sister Eymard McNamara is not only one of Australia’s oldest nuns, she is the oldest member of the Little Company of Mary in the world, The Catholic Weekly reports.
“We are celebrating 75 years of story, of history and of being immersed in people’s lives right across this nation,” said Stancea Vichie, congregational leader of the Missionary Sisters of Service, at the recent launch of the MSS’ commemorative cookbook, Food for the Highways and Byways.
The Catholic Church in Australia has welcomed Pope Francis’ new document on the investigation and reporting of abuse within Church settings, which enshrines some measures long in place in Australia but also makes new provisions that will give greater impetus to the Church’s safeguarding efforts in this country.
The Australian Jesuits last week announced the Apostolic Priorities that will guide the religious order’s activities in Australia over the next five years.
From May 6-10, eight Australian women’s Congregational Leaders attended the UISG Plenary in Rome. Throughout these five days the 850 Religious Women Leaders from around the world gathered, shared and reflected together on the theme Women Religious - Sowers of Prophetic Hope.