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Taking a Leap of Faith into Religious Life

Taking a Leap of Faith into Religious Life

22 Sep 2015

Young men and women in New Zealand are devoting their lives to the Church. We hear from some of them about their path ahead. » Read More

Year of Consecrated Life - Fr Thomas Azzi

Year of Consecrated Life - Fr Thomas Azzi

11 Sep 2015

2015 is the Year of Consecrated Life. So we sat down to chat to some of Australia's consecrated men and women. In this interview meet Fr Thomas Azzi OP, he is a Dominican Priest and University Chaplain of UTS in Sydney. Fr Azzi was studying taxation law when he started to get involved with the University chaplaincy, slowly his love for taxation law dwindled as he felt the call to serve God on a full-time basis as a Catholic priest. » Read More

Year of Consecrated Life - Fr Anthony Walsh

Year of Consecrated Life - Fr Anthony Walsh

11 Sep 2015

In this interview meet Fr Anthony Walsh OP, he is a Dominican Priest and Parish Priest of St James, Glebe. Fr Anthony has been involved in chaplaincy work at schools in Sydney, Australia. In this interview he shares the joy of seeing a Buddhist student convert to Christianity and also the privilege he has in helping others to discern their vocation. » Read More

Year of Consecrated Life - Sr Catherine Mary Carrol - RSJ

Year of Consecrated Life - Sr Catherine Mary Carrol - RSJ

8 Sep 2015

Sister Catherine Mary Carrol is a Sister of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart (founded by St Mary MacKillop). She has a special gift and love for music and as a result is often involved in music during liturgical events. Sr Catherine Mary Carrol is also involved in spiritual direction. For Sr Catherine Mary Carrol the Year of Consecrated Life is a wonderful reminder of the faithfulness of God and a time for personal reflection on why God chose her for this special vocation as a religious sister. » Read More

Year of Consecrated Life - Sr Philomena - RSJ

Year of Consecrated Life - Sr Philomena - RSJ

8 Sep 2015

Sister Philomena is a Sister of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart, born in Ireland 16 other sisters came over to join the congregation founded by Australia's first Saint Mary MacKillop. She worked for forty years teaching infant school. After that she worked in parish life for ten years and now she is involved in pastoral care at the nursing home in Darlinghurst which she finds incredibly rewarding. » Read More

Sisters of the Immaculata - Come and See

Sisters of the Immaculata - Come and See

8 Sep 2015

The Sisters of the Immaculata are a religious community with a mission for spiritual renewal through Eucharistic Adoration and faith formation, particularly in parishes and with young people. » Read More

Year of Consecrated Life - Juliette and Kate

Year of Consecrated Life - Juliette and Kate

25 May 2015

School students Juliette and Kate from Our Lady of the Sacred Heart College in Kensington tell us their views on consecrated men and women. » Read More

Year of Consecrated Life - Sister Angela

Year of Consecrated Life - Sister Angela

25 May 2015

Sister Angela is a Sister of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart (founded by St Mary MacKillop). Next year will mark 60 years since her profession as a Sister! She shares her story in this video, celebrating the Year of Consecrated Life. » Read More

Year of Consecrated Life - Brother John

Year of Consecrated Life - Brother John

25 May 2015

Brother John is a Sydney-based Capuchin Friar who recently made his solemn vows. He is a full time student works both in ministry to the poor and in youth ministry. He shares his story in this video, celebrating the Year of Consecrated Life. » Read More

Year of Consecrated Life - Sister Jean

Year of Consecrated Life - Sister Jean

25 May 2015

Sister Jean is a Sister of Charity who lives in the Auburn, Sydney. She has been a Sister for over 50 years! She shares her story in this video, celebrating the Year of Consecrated Life. » Read More

Year of Consecrated Life - Sister Margaret

Year of Consecrated Life - Sister Margaret

25 May 2015

Sister Margaret is a Sister of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart (founded by St Mary MacKillop), and works in the area of countering human trafficking. She shares her story in this video, celebrating the Year of Consecrated Life. » Read More

Year of Consecrated Life - Sister Helen

Year of Consecrated Life - Sister Helen

25 May 2015

Sister Helen belongs to the Little Company of Mary Sisters, a Congregation founded in England dedicated to praying and caring for the sick and dying. She shares her story in this video, celebrating the Year of Consecrated Life. » Read More

Year of Consecrated Life - Sister Therese

Year of Consecrated Life - Sister Therese

25 May 2015

Sister Therese works as a pastoral assistant within the Chinese community in Sydney. She shares her story in this video, celebrating the Year of Consecrated Life. » Read More

Year of Consecrated Life - Sister Maria Casey

Year of Consecrated Life - Sister Maria Casey

25 May 2015

Sister Maria Casey is a Sister of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart (founded by St Mary MacKillop). She is also the Vicar for Consecrated Life in the Archdiocese of Sydney. She shares her story in this video, celebrating the Year of Consecrated Life. » Read More

Pope to Religious: Your Smile Helps the Hungry...Even More So Than Bread

Pope to Religious: Your Smile Helps the Hungry...Even More So Than Bread

19 May 2015

To celebrate the Year of Consecrated Life, Pope Francis called for this meeting with religious that live in Rome. » Read More

Archbishop Celebrates Mass for Consecrated Life

Archbishop Celebrates Mass for Consecrated Life

14 Apr 2015

Hundreds of men and women in consecrated life gathered at St Mary's Cathedral on the weekend to celebrate this year's Mass for Consecrated Life.

Making it even more special is that it's the Year for Consecrated Life which Pope Francis has called the Church to celebrate. » Read More

Mass to Give Thanks to God for the Precious Gift of Consecrated Life

Mass to Give Thanks to God for the Precious Gift of Consecrated Life

9 Apr 2015

Religious sisters, priests, seminarians and lay members from Sydney's many parishes will join representatives from the city's Catholic youth ministries... » Read More

Our Work is to Pray, So We Pray for the World

Our Work is to Pray, So We Pray for the World

31 Mar 2015

In this the Year of Consecrated Life you have wondered about the life of modern women living in an enclosed monastic community.. » Read More

Celebration for Ordination to the Diaconate

Celebration for Ordination to the Diaconate

27 Mar 2015

The bells of St Mary's Cathedral were pealing on Thursday evening, signifying the joyous occasion of the Ordination of six new deacons for the Archdiocese of Sydney.

Over 1000 people attended the Mass during which Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP ordained the six men. » Read More

Joy for Australia's Sisters of Charity as Mary Aikenhead Declared Venerable by Pope Francis

Joy for Australia's Sisters of Charity as Mary Aikenhead Declared Venerable by Pope Francis

23 Mar 2015

Congregational Leader of the Sisters of Charity of Australia, Sister Clare Nolan, rsc says the Sisters are overjoyed... » Read More

Passing of Brother Eric Hyde Mourned

Passing of Brother Eric Hyde Mourned

16 Mar 2015

Past and present staff and former students at St Mary's Cathedral College, the Christian Brothers community and all who knew Brother Eric Hyde... » Read More

Sisters of St Joseph To Work Alongside Sydney Priest in Amazonian Rainforest

Sisters of St Joseph To Work Alongside Sydney Priest in Amazonian Rainforest

6 Mar 2015

Two Sisters of St Joseph will travel to Iquitos, the Peruvian city in the heart of the Amazonian rainforest where Sydney Archdiocesan priest... » Read More

Dominicans keep hope alive among Iraqi Christian community

Dominicans keep hope alive among Iraqi Christian community

27 Feb 2015

The continuing presence of courageous men and women religious is Iraq is an important sign of hope amid the suffering of the Christian population there... » Read More

Sr Rebecca Proves She's Still a Champion

Sr Rebecca Proves She's Still a Champion

4 Feb 2015

Sister Rebecca McCabe rsm proved she is still a champ when she was placed 23rd out of a field of 2000 women in Sunday's Cole Classic Ocean Race. » Read More

Josephites a Marvellous Example for a Young Boy -  Brian Sully QC AM

Josephites a Marvellous Example for a Young Boy - Brian Sully QC AM

2 Feb 2015

When former NSW Supreme Court Judge, the Hon Brian Sully QC was awarded an AM in this year's Australia Day... » Read More

Sister of Mercy Back in the Swim

Sister of Mercy Back in the Swim

29 Jan 2015

Thirty-two years after winning Sydney's Cole Classic Ocean Swim as a 15-year-old, Sister Rebecca McCabe rsm is about to get back in the water. » Read More

Priest Uses Rap to Break Down Barriers & Help Young People Grow in Faith

Priest Uses Rap to Break Down Barriers & Help Young People Grow in Faith

23 Jan 2015

The 170 young people who attended the recent Summer School of Evangelisation in Bathurst not only had a chance participate in a week-long retreat... » Read More

Sydney Archdiocese Welcomes New Vocations Promoter

Sydney Archdiocese Welcomes New Vocations Promoter

6 Jan 2015

Young people are searching for answers and purpose to their lives, and it is through the joy of faith and God's love... » Read More

Cathedral Mass Marks Start of the Year of Consecrated Life in Archdiocese

Cathedral Mass Marks Start of the Year of Consecrated Life in Archdiocese

5 Dec 2014

Religious, priests, seminarians and representatives from parishes across the Archdiocese of Sydney will gather at St Mary's Cathedral » Read More

Overwhelming Response for Sydney Visit of Fr Jacques Philippe

Overwhelming Response for Sydney Visit of Fr Jacques Philippe

4 Dec 2014

The first-ever visit to Sydney tomorrow by prolific author, spiritual director and retreat master, French-born Father Jacques Philippe... » Read More

Archbishop Urges Sydney's Young People to Live the Joy of the Gospel

Archbishop Urges Sydney's Young People to Live the Joy of the Gospel

2 Dec 2014

The Archbishop of Sydney, the Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP spoke of his hopes and vision for the Sydney Archdiocese by the year 2035... » Read More

Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP to Celebrate Lourdes Healing Mass at St Mary's Cathedral

Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP to Celebrate Lourdes Healing Mass at St Mary's Cathedral

27 Nov 2014

The fifth annual Lourdes Healing Mass will be held at St Mary's Cathedral on Saturday, 29 November... » Read More

Landmark Year for the Missionaries of God's Love

Landmark Year for the Missionaries of God's Love

21 Nov 2014

More than 29 priests and brothers of the Missionaries of God's Love (MGL) have gathered at St Benedict's Narrabundah, Canberra... » Read More