National Photographic Exhibition of Inspirational Australian Catholic Women

To coincide with the 10th anniversary of the report into the participation of women in the Catholic Church in Australia, Woman and Man One in Christ Jesus, the Council for Australian Catholic Women and Bishops Commission for Church Ministry compiled this Photographic Exhibition of influential and inspirational Australian Catholic Women. Each diocese in Australia was invited to nominate two women for inclusion in the exhibition.

The Church in Australia is richly blessed by talented, gifted women who seek out a voice and place in the life of the Church. This exhibition highlights a small sample of the expertise, knowledge and wisdom available to the Church in Australia. It provides an opportunity to reflect on the journey we take with women of the Old and New Testaments, pioneering women of Australia, Religious Sisters, past and present who provide a voice for the voiceless and continue to be groundbreakers as women in the Church, for women in positions of leadership in Catholic Education, Catholic Health and Catholic Social Services and for wives and mothers who bring alive the message of Jesus Christ to the people they care for and nurture.

The Bishops Commission for Church Ministry and Council for Australian Catholic Women commend this exhibition to you and encourage you to celebrate all women who contribute to the life and mission of the Church in Australia.