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.


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



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


The Icon of Our Lady of the Southern Cross

Under the Patronage of Our Lady of the Southern Cross and with her prayers

the Personal Ordinariate in Australia shall shine like the stars in heaven.

You can purchase the Icon here.

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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.


Welcome Message

Musings of The Ordinary

Musings December 2018 Edition 31

By the Reverend Monsignor Harry Entwistle, Ordinary December, 2018 In celebrating the birth of Our Lord Jesus at Christmas, we are celebrating the fact that because God became human, there must be something about humanity that enables God to be encountered through it. The gift of life

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Musings April 2018 Edition 30

By the Reverend Monsignor Harry Entwistle, Ordinary April, 2018   In March of this year I posted an article written by Ross Douthat for the New York Times entitled ‘Pope Francis is Beloved. His Papacy might be a Disaster’. One of the comments in response to the post asked “

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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.