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Curse turns into blessing for Benedictine Sisters 

What initially seemed to be one of the most devastating things that could happen to the Benedictine Sisters at Jamberoo Abbey in New South Wales has turned out to be one of the best. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

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Good Sams elect new leadership team

The 27th chapter of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan has been hailed as a blessed, enriching, inclusive experience, providing an opportunity for reconnection among sisters, partner organisations and staff. Source: The Good Oil.

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New book hopes to ‘awaken Generation Z or Alpha to the beauty of religious life’

How do you explain the vocation of religious life to young people in a secularised culture like Australia? A new book by Catholic Religious Australia and St Pauls Publications aims to assist.

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New CRA national council elected at ‘Daring to Dream’ assembly

Catholic Religious Australia has elected a new national council as 140 leaders of religious congregations gathered this week in Sydney for the 2023 CRA national assembly.

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Passionists elect new Provincial Superior

The Passionists of Holy Spirit Province, which includes Australia, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand and Vietnam, has elected Fr Denis Travers CP as its new Provincial Superior. Source: The Southern Cross. 

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Jesuits confirm expulsion of priest

The Society of Jesus has confirmed that Fr Marko Rupnik is definitively expelled from the religious order for sexually, spiritually and psychologically abusing women, lamenting they couldn’t prosecute him more vigorously under the Vatican’s internal procedures. Source: NCR Online.

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Visiting theologian to address Good Sams gathering

Theologian Dr Estela Padilla from the Philippines will address the Sisters of the Good Samaritan’s chapter gathering in Sydney next week.

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Salesians appoint new provincial 

The Salesians of Don Bosco Australia-Pacific Province will have a new provincial in 2024, with the appointment of Fr Peter Hoang Kim Huy SDB for a six-year term. 

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Find your voice and make it heard

The Sisters of the Good Samaritan are inviting emerging and published writers to enter The Good Oil 2023 Writers’ Award. Source: The Good Oil.