Sr Elisa CSC with church members, Christ Church Anglican Parish, Melton, Vic
Sr Elisa CSC with church members, Christ Church Anglican Parish, Melton, Vic
Chapel of the SSF Hermitage of St Bernardine, Stroud, NSW
Chapel of the SSF Hermitage of St Bernardine, Stroud, NSW
Sr Sandra CSBC with children at Leigh Creek SA
Sr Sandra CSBC with children at Leigh Creek SA
Brothers Howard, Wayne and Geoff LBF outside the prayer room of their Hermitage, Tabulam, NSW
Brothers Howard, Wayne and Geoff LBF outside the prayer room of their Hermitage, Tabulam, NSW
Profession of Catherine Pennington SSM
Profession of  Catherine Pennington SSM
Brothers of the Oratory of the Good Shepherd from around the world, gathered for their 2016 chapter in Brisbane
Brothers of the Oratory of the Good Shepherd from around the world, gathered for their 2016 chapter in Brisbane
Sister Gillian, Mother Eunice, Sister Sandra SSA, Brisbane
Sister Gillian, Mother Eunice, Sister Sandra SSA, Brisbane
ACARLA meeting, Stroud, 2017
ACARLA meeting, Stroud, 2017
Sisters of the Community of the Holy Name with the icon of their foundress, Mother Esther
Sisters of the Community of the Holy Name with the icon of their foundress, Mother Esther
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Consecrated Life?

Anglican monks, nuns, sisters, brothers? Do they exist? And in Australia? 

We do indeed exist. We believe God calls us to this way of life - consecrated to God's glory and service. This way is sometimes called by its technical name of "Religious life". (Not to imply that other people don't live by religious values - because they do - or to suggest that our way is "higher" than that of others - because it isn't. It's a matter of the varied ways God has called, and continues to call, people to follow in his service.)   

Welcome to the official website of ACARLA - the Advisory Council for Anglican Religious Life in Australia. 

 "Life in Religion is the ultimate wager on the existence of God. The Church should always be engaged in doing things that make no sense if God does not exist. This is the reason why I hold the Religious life in the highest esteem. Through the commonality of goods, the life of obedience and above all the commitment to shape life around the Opus Dei (that is, prayer), the monastic life models for all Christians what it means to live fully and abundantly, with and for Christ." 

The Most Rev'd Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury
Foreword to: Anglican Religious Life 2016-17