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Tasmania’s Benedictine monks celebrate first priestly ordination

Tasmania’s Benedictine monks celebrated their first ordination to the priesthood, as Fr Bede Mary Cannavo OSB was ordained at St Canice’s Church in Sandy Bay. Source: Hobart Archdiocese.

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Carmelite convent celebrates first home-grown member 

Five years after its establishment, the enclosed Carmelite convent in Mathoura, New South Wales, is celebrating its first fully home-grown member. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

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Good Sams move into new, purpose-built home

Nine Melbourne-based Sisters of the Good Samaritan have moved into Benedicta House, a new, built-for-purpose residence. Source: The Good Oil.

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Australian religious at global gathering to prepare for Jubilee 2025

Australian religious were represented at a global gathering of consecrated people in Rome to prepare for the Church’s Jubilee Year in 2025. Source: Catholic Religious Australia.

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ACU and Jesuits launch new research institute 

Australian Catholic University will partner with the Australian province of the Society of Jesus to launch a new national research institute in Melbourne.

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Jesuit superior visits Australia for Asia-Pacific leadership handover

Jesuit Superior General Fr Arturo Sosa, the Venezuelan head of the Society of Jesus, visited Australia to oversee a change of Jesuit leadership in the Asia-Pacific region. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

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Sisters of Saint Joseph appoint director of Spirituality Ministry

The Sisters of Saint Joseph have appointed Eamonn Pollard to the newly created role of director of its Spirituality Ministry, commencing in March.

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Kidnappers release Haitian nuns after ransom paid

Six religious sisters and another person who were kidnapped in Haiti have been released. Source: Crux. 

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Australia’s Josephites respond to Laudato Si’

As people and organisations throughout the world respond to Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’, Australia’s Josephite community has taken up his call to care for all creation and those who inhabit it, especially the poor. Source: Vatican News.