Religious Sister

Is a woman who:-

  • Is called by God to a radical and exclusive love relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Is committed to sharing in the life and mission of her Religious Congregation.
  • May be called to a contemplative enclosed life of prayer.
  • May be called to a more active expression of proclaiming the Kingdom of God.
  • Nourishes and fosters her relationship with God through personal and communal prayer, and service
  • Lives a vow of chastity, living celibately, which means choosing a different way of loving ~ which allows her to be available to many people, loving and caring for them deeply, but non-exclusively
  • Lives a vow of poverty, living simply and sharing her personal gifts, time and resources with her community and those with whom she ministers
  • Lives a vow of obedience, listening attentively for God's call to respond to the needs of our world, which she discerns through prayer, through dialogue with her community and with other people
  • May be called to serve as a missionary to people of other cultures
  • May be called to serve in education, health care, parish or youth ministry, social work, spirituality, media, aged care 
  • May be commissioned by her community to serve wherever there is any need, especially among those who are the most disadvantaged

May be a member of a Religious Institute, a  Society of Apostolic Life, a Secular Institute or an Association of Christ's Faithful

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Adorers of the Blood of Christ - Croatian Sisters (ASC)
North Adelaide SA 5006
Web: http://www.asc.pcn.net/
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Benedictine Nuns - Jamberoo Abbey New South Wales (OSB)
695 Jamberoo Mountain Road
JAMBEROO NSW 2533
Ph: 02 4236 0011
Fax: 02 4236 0041
Web: www.jamberooabbey.org.au/
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Canossian Daughters of Charity (FDCC)
7 Fort Road
OXLEY QLD 4075
Ph: 0424 701 644
Web: www.canossiansisters.org....
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Cenacle Sisters - Sisters of Our Lady of the Retreat in the Cenacle
P.O. Box 13-275
Wellington 6440
Web: http://www.cenacle.org.nz...
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Cluny Sisters - Missionary Sisters of St Joseph of Cluny (SJC)
East Brunswick Vic
Ph: 03 9386 0494
Fax: 039386 0335
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Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart
113 Jasper Road
Bentleigh Vic 3204
Ph: 03 9557 1130
Web: http://www.olshaustralia....
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Daughters of St Paul
Strathfield NSW 2135
Ph: (02) 9746 2717
Fax: (02) 9764 4944
Web: http://www.pauline.com.au...
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Discalced Carmelite Nuns - (Varroville NSW)
St. Andrews Road
Varrowville NSW 2685
Ph: 02 9820 3048
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Discalced Carmelite Nuns, Ormiston Queensland (OCD)
287 Wellington Street
Ormiston QLD 4160
Ph: 07 3286 1401
Web: http://www.carmeliteormis...
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Dominican Sisters of Eastern Australia and the Solomon Islands
PO Box 353
Strathfield NSW 2135
Ph: 02 9744 9511
Web: http://www.opeast.org.au/
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Dominican Sisters of St Cecilia (OP)
39 Regent Street
REGENTS PARK NSW 2143
Web: http://nashvilledominican...
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Faithful Companions of Jesus (FCJ)
44A Waltham Street
RICHMOND Vic 3121
Ph: 03 9429 5701
Fax: 03 9429 5503
Web: http://www.fcjsisters.org...
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Family Care Sisters (Grey Sisters) - The Company of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament
1/35 Parlington Street
Canterbury Vic 3126
Ph: 03 9882 6868
Web: http://www.familycaresist...
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Federation of the Sisters of St Joseph (RSJ/SSJ)
Goulburn NSW
Web: http://www.josephitefeder...
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Franciscan Missionaries of Mary (FMM)
Ph: 02 9797 1048
Web: http://www.fmm.org.au/
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Franciscan Missionaries of the Divine Motherhood (FMDM)
6 Pilain Crescent
KEILOR DOWNS Vic 3038
Ph: 03 9367 2655
Web: www.fmdmsgmy.org/main.htm...
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Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate
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Good Samaritan Sisters (SGS)
Wollongong NSW 2500
Ph: 0419 169 400
Web: http://www.goodsams.org.a...
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Holy Spirit Missionary Sisters(SSpS)
PO Box 129
Aspley QLD 4034
Ph: 07 3263 03128
Web: http://www.holyspiritsist...
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John Paul II Sisters - Missionaries of the Gospel (MG)
PO Box 8171
Perth Business Centre WA 6849
Web: www.mg.org.au
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Leaven of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
St Albans VIC 3021
Ph: 02 9632 1659
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Little Sisters of the Poor (LSP)
PO Box 246
RANDWICK NSW 2031
Ph: (02) 93989166
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Loreto Sisters - Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (IBVM)
9 CHESSINGTON GARDENS
MT CLAREMONT WA 6010
Ph: 08 9384 9114
Web: http://www.loreto.org.au/
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Marist Sisters - Congregation of Mary (SM)
77 Allawah Street
Blacktown NSW 2148
Ph: 02 9738 0666
Web: www.maristsisters.org
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Missionaries of God's Love Sisters (MGL)
3 Karney St
KAMBAH ACT 2902
Ph: 02 6166 6941
Web: www.mglsisters.org
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Missionary Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception (MFIC)
P. O. Box 1100
STAFFORD QLD 4031
Ph: (07) 3350 5990
Web: http://www.mficaust.org.a...
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Missionary Sisters of Mary Queen of the World
P0 Box 169
Granville NSW 2142
Ph: 02 9637 9953
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Missionary Sisters of Service (MSS)
PO Box 2075
Rangeview Victoria 3132
Ph: 03 9873 5520
Web: http://www.missionarysist...
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Missionary Sisters of St Joseph of Cluny - (SJC)
Clayton VIC 3168
Ph: 03 9540 0303
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Missionary Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus (MSC)
PO Box 29
DEEPDENE Victoria 3103
Ph: (03) 9817 4772
Web: http://www.mscsisters.org...
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Missionary Sisters of the Society of Mary (SMSM)
Merrylands NSW 2160
Ph: (02) 9632 5698
Web: http://www.smsmsisters.or...
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Order of Saint Clare (OSC)
170 Narellan Road
Campbelltown NSW 2560
Ph: (02) 4625 1591
Web: http://www.poorclares.org...
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Our Lady of the Missions, Sisters of - Congregation of Our Lady of the Missions (RNDM)
Province Office
Catholic Pastoral Centre
40A Mary Street
HIGHGATE WA 6003
Ph: (08) 9422 7904
Web: http://www.rndm.org/
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Our Lady's Nurses for the Poor (OLN)
Locked Bag 3100
Coogee NSW 2034
Ph: 02 9664 2005
Web: http://www.ourladysnurses...
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Pastorelle Sisters - Sisters of the Good Shepherd SJPB
Bundoora VIC 3083
Ph: 03 9467 9263
Fax: 02 9467 9264
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Poor Clares Apolostic (OSC)
29-39 Carrington Road
Waverly NSW 2024
Ph: (02) 9389 3434
Web: http://www.poorclares.org...
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Poor Clares Colettines Bendigo (PCC)
18-29 Edwards Road
Bendigo Victoria 3550
Ph: (03) 5443 7397
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Presentation Sisters (PVBM)
100 High Street
Lismore Heights NSW 2480
Ph: (02) 6624 4588
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Salesian Sisters - Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (FMA)
3-5 Rupert Court
BROADMEADOWS Victoria 3047
Ph: 03 9309 8931
Web: http://www.salesiansister...
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Servite Sisters - Servants of Mary (OSM)
22A Asteroid Way
Carlisle WA 6101
Ph: 08 9361 9225
Web: www.servitesisters.org.au
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Sister Disciples of the Divine Master (PDDM)
55 Broughton Road
Strathfield NSW 2135
Ph: 02 9764 2860
Web: http://www.pddm.org/pddm2...
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Sisters of Charity (RSC)
110 Beach Street
BONDI NSW 2026
Ph: 0447 242 522
Web: http://www.sistersofchari...
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Sisters of Mercy (RSM)
Web: http://www.mercy.org.au/
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Sisters of Nazareth (CSN)
218 Mill St
BALLARAT VIC 3353
Ph: (03) 5329 5200
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Sisters of St John of God (SJG)
PO Box 473
WEMBLEY WA 6913
Ph: 08 93469444
Web: http://www.ssjg.org.au/in...
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Sisters of St Joseph of the Apparition - SJA
52 A Bradshaw Crescent
Manning WA 6152
Ph: 08 9450 1588
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Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart (RSJ)
Web: www.sosj.org.au/
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Sisters of St Paul of Chartres (SPC)
28 Fedrick Street
BORONIA HEIGHTS QLD 4124
Ph: (07) 3800 6338
Web: www.srspcaustralia.org.au...
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Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth (CSFN)
Blacktown, NSW 2148
Ph: (02) 9626 18 47
Web: www.csfn.org.au
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Sisters of the Little Company of Mary - Australia
PO Box 789
HURSTVILLE NSW 1481
Ph: 0418 966 845
Web: http://www.lcm.org.au/
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Society of the Sacred Heart (RCSJ)
Ph: 61 2 9968 4422
Web: http://www.rscj-anz.org/
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Ursuline Sisters - Ursuline Missionaries of the Sacred Heart (OMSC)
Fremantle WA 6160
Ph: 08 9336 3750
Fax: 08 9336 3760
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Ursulines of the Roman Union (OSU)
Web: http://www.australianursu...
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