Mindful Twittering

In 1991 the Australian political scientist, sociologist and historian, Paul Duffy SJ, concluded his major study1 of the role and nature of the media by arguing that if Catholics are to take the Gospel seriously, they also needed to take the media seriously. In his book, Paul Duffy proposed a three-point strategy. Firstly Christians needed [...]

Breathing New Life into Women’s Dignity.

Today many young women not only refuse to describe themselves as “feminists” they have no idea that “International Women’s Day” on March 8th, began on the day that women in Germany and Austria first attained the right to vote in 1911. Christian women both in Germany and around the world were key players in promoting [...]

You’re So Lucky… I mean Blessed!

How often when we congratulate another’s success or admire someone’s latest acquisition, do we say ‘you're lucky’.  In saying these words in some way we want to recognise that this person has been given some terrific gift, whether it be due to their own hard work and accomplishment or to some other circumstance. But do [...]

Our Patronesses

Over twenty years ago, St John Paul II wrote in his Apostolic Letter on the Dignity and Vocation of Women (Mulieris Dignitatem): ‘From the beginning of Christ’s mission, women show to him and to his mystery a special sensitivity which is characteristic of their femininity. It must also be said that this is especially confirmed in [...]


Hello! Welcome to the first post of our new Anima Women's Network website. We have been thinking a lot of about Anima and its direction over the last couple of years. We decided that in order to reach more women around Australia that we needed to set up an online presence that adhered to our [...]