Reflections on Myrrh and Advent

On December 2nd 2017, the Anima Women’s Team organized its first live Advent Retreat at St Philip’s parish North Blackburn. The women shared a rich and prayerful time, especially thanks to Father Paschal Corby OFM (Conv)’s reflections, and to the Parish of St Philip’s. Special thanks go to Fr Nicholas Dillon, the Parish Priest, who [...]

Anima Wine and Cheese Night

On Friday 6th October we relaunched Anima Women's Network with a wine and cheese event at the Mary Glowrey Museum on the grounds of the Australian Catholic University in Melbourne. It was so wonderful to be able to touch base again with women who have been our supporters for so long. A beautiful spread was [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]