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Mission Religious Orders

Exploring ways to be faithful and creative disciples in a wounded world

The Divine Word Missionaries’ annual mission day in Melbourne saw more than 300 people gather to explore the theme “Your Light Must Shine Before Others: Faithful and Creative Discipleship in a Wounded World”.

Leadership Religious Orders

Loreto Sisters appoint new province leader for Australia, South East Asia 

The Loreto Sisters have appointed Sr Mary Wright IBVM as the new leader of the Loreto Province of Australia and South East Asia for a three-year term commencing November 15.

Middle East Religious Orders

Catholic Religious Australia condemns attacks by Hamas militants 

Catholic Religious Australia has strongly condemned the attacks by Hamas militants against Israeli civilians and called for the safe and immediate release of Israeli hostages in Gaza.

Religious Orders Vatican

Pope names first female secretary of dicastery for religious

Pope Francis has appointed the first woman to serve as the No. 2 official of the Roman Curia office that works with religious orders and their members. Source: OSV News.

HIgher Education Religious Orders

Missionary Sisters of Service mark 80th anniversary with study scholarship

The Missionary Sisters of Service Scholarship will be awarded for the first time in 2024 to mark the 80th anniversary of the order’s founding. Source: Melbourne Catholic.

Leadership Religious Orders

Sisters of Mercy elect new leadership team 

The Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea has elected a new leadership team to guide the institute for the next four years.

Anniversary History Religious Orders

Brigidine Sisters ‘had something of the explorer about them’

The Brigidine Sisters are celebrating 140 years as educators and pioneers in the rural town of Coonamble, New South Wales. Source: ABC News. 

Central America Religious Orders

Nicaraguan Government ‘cancels’ Jesuit society, confiscates assets

The Nicaraguan Government has removed the legal status of the Society of Jesus in the country and said it will confiscate its assets. Source: The Tablet.

In The Dioceses Religious Orders

‘Community of communities’ plan sees Jesuits return to Brisbane

The Jesuits are returning to Brisbane as part of a new “community of communities” approach to ministry. Source: The Catholic Leader.