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New contemplative religious order considers setting up convent in Brisbane

A NEW religious order of contemplative nuns devoted to a life of silent prayer is looking to set up its first Australian convent in Brisbane. The Sisters of Mary, Morning Star, a contemplative, non-cloistered order established in 2014 in response to St Pope John Paul II’s vision for the New Evangelisation, are in discussions about establishing a convent in Brisbane ... Read More »

Marist brothers to be ministers at the margins

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MARIST Brothers of Australia, Melanesia and the Pacific are heeding a call for their ministry to spread to people on the margins of society. It’s a response that will move Brothers into new areas of ministry outside their traditional school roles. Almost 50 Brothers from the Australian province, and Melanesian and Pacific districts attended a gathering at Marist College Ashgrove, ... Read More »

‘Wake up the world’, celebrating the Year of Consecrated Life

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This is a pastoral letter prepared by the Australian Catholic Bishops’ Commission for Church Ministry to celebrate the 2015 Year of Consecrated Life.  “I have called you by your name; you are mine.” (Isaiah 43:1) EACH of our brothers and sisters in the consecrated life, recalls a word, an event, a priest or religious who inspired them; something as simple as ... Read More »

Obedience to God’s will brings wisdom, joy and hope, Pope tells religious

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TOTAL obedience to God’s will brings wisdom, joy and hope, Pope Francis has told religious men and women. “Yes, the happiness of a religious is a consequence of this path of lowering oneself with Jesus and, when we are sad, when we complain, it will do us well to ask ourselves how we are living this dimension of ‘kenosis'” or ... Read More »

Support Catholic religious in their mission and ministries, Pope says

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DURING the Year of Consecrated Life, all Catholics are called to thank God for the gifts members of religious orders have given the Church and the world, to join them in prayer and find practical ways to support them and their ministries, Pope Francis said. “Let them know the affection and the warmth which the entire Christian people feels for ... Read More »

Inventing love for the human heart

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By Emilie Ng PROGRAMMING robots to walk and designing smart phone games, used to be some of Sr Maria Goretti Tran’s top inventions. “I really loved inventing things,” Sr Maria Goretti, who holds a computer science degree, said. “In the subject at school, I made a small helicopter, and made the remote control to make it fly, fly, fly.  I made ... Read More »

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