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.

About

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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There are a number of ways you can ensure the Ordinariate of the Southern Cross can continue to grow and flourish in the Catholic Church in Australia.

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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 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.

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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.

Address

Welcome Message

Musings of The Ordinary

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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Musings | September 2015

Week by week we recite the words, I believe in the One, Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church. The word, ‘Catholic’ is understood to mean, ‘Universal,’ but this must not be confused with one of the most erroneous and dangerous views held today by many Christians, both Protestant

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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

Ordinariate Liturgy. Please Click to View.

ANGLICANORUM Communion
Anglicanorum Coetibus

BENEDICT XVI APOSTOLIC CONSTITUTION ANGLICANORUM COETIBUS PROVIDING FOR PERSONAL ORDINARIATES FOR ANGLICANS ENTERING INTO FULL COMMUNION WITH THE CATHOLIC CHURCH   In recent times the Holy Spirit has moved groups of Anglicans to petition repeatedly and insistently to be received

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