Welcome to The Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross

Welcome to the website of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross, erected by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI in 2012. The Ordinariate currently includes eleven worship communities across Australia.

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The Personal Ordinariates provide a vehicle by which those of Anglican heritage can be received into full communion with the Catholic Church, as Catholics.

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Homilies

A resource of transcribed homilies relevant to today's world situations, events and questions,looked at in the light of the Gospel. Also available in audio.

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Congregations

Eleven parishes constitute the Ordinariate and are located in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia.

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The Book of Common Prayer

An important part of the spirituality of the Ordinariate is its use of the English vernacular in the liturgy of the Church. The best example of these reforms are contained in the Book of Common Prayer and it is the English of Archbishop Cramner that informed the development of the Ordinariate's liturgies. Recently, Father Ramsay Williams delivered an address to the Prayer Book Society on this subject. Monsignor Entwistle encourages all the faithful to read it and it can be downloaded here.

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Musings

Musings | July 2015

The Worst Day Ever by Chanie Gorkin Today was the absolute worst day ever And don’t try to convince me that There’s something good in every day Because, when you take a closer look, This world is a pretty evil place.

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On the subject of Reading Matter

After you have read the Prayer Book Society address by Father Williams, the Faithful

are also encouraged to read the Ordinary's latest of "Musings".

The latest "Musings" can be downloaded here.

Musings

News

Australia Wide

Climb Mountain
Australia Wide | November

A Cautionary Tale From our Ordinary: Monsignor Harry Entwistle There was once a mountain that belonged to the Church. It was called Mount Docprac because it reminded members of the Catholic Church that the unity between what the Church believed (doctrine) and how that doctrine was liv

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Rosary
Australia Wide | October Edition

October the Month of Our Lady of the Rosary Monsignor Harry Entwistle, P A. View the entire article October the Month of Our Lady of the Rosary Last month it was announced that the new Missal for Ordinariate usage was in the process of being printed and would be formally presented to

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