Consecrated Life – An Evolving Reality

Reflection for the World Day for Consecrated Life (2 February 2024) Consecrated life is an evolving reality. To explore what it really means and matters for our world today, we need to engage in conversation about it. Recently I asked some Sisters to consider these questions. These are some of the thoughts they raised. I […]

Why would some people choose Religious Life today?

Annually in the Australian Catholic Church, we celebrate National Vocations Awareness Week, this year being held from 6-13 August. Why do some people choose chastity? To live a life of poverty? To life a life of obedience? The goal in each vocation is to love God with all one’s heart, mind, soul and strength, and […]

‘Circling’ with Fresh Courage

Written for World Day for Consecrated Life which is on the feast of the Presentation of the Lord – 2 February 2023. Recently, nine Sisters of Saint Joseph gathered at Mission Bay, Auckland, in Aotearoa New Zealand. We sought to respond to God’s call, “Enlarge the space of your tent, spread out your tent cloths […]