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Graduates from the 2021/22 Australian Catholic Young Women’s Fellowship program (Supplied)

Applications are now open for the Australian Catholic Young Women’s Fellowship for 2024-2025, the Bishops Commission for Evangelisation, Laity and Ministry has announced. Source: The Bridge.

The fellowship is a key initiative reflecting the Australian bishops’ ongoing commitment to formation of women for missionary leadership.

Over the past two decades, seven leadership programs have been successfully delivered. This has enabled many Australian Catholic women to be intellectually, spiritually, emotionally and personally formed for effective leadership roles in the communities in which they engage.

In announcing the 2024-2025 fellowship, the Bishop Delegate for Women, Bishop Michael Morrissey, expressed his hope that women from across Australia would consider this opportunity.

“The Fifth Plenary Council of Australia highlighted again our need to support Catholic women in their endeavours to be leaders in the communities in which they live and work,” Bishop Morrissey said.

“The bishops of Australia are delighted to offer these fellowships, enabling eight young women to proclaim the faith confidently and competently in all the places they are called to lead.” 

Administered by the National Centre for Evangelisation, eight fellowships, valued at over $7000 each, will be offered. 

The Fellowship is seeking applications from Catholic women between the ages of 25 and 35 years who have successfully completed undergraduate study and have an understanding of and a commitment to Catholic Social Teaching and Gospel values.

For the 2024/25 fellowships, applications are particularly encouraged from women living in rural and remote Australia, Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander women, migrant and refugee women  (with Australian citizenship) and women working in a secular setting.

Details: NCE website


Applications open for the Australian Catholic Young Women’s Fellowship (The Bridge)