Welcome to the website of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross, which was erected by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI in 2012. The Ordinariate currently includes eleven worship communities across Australia.
The Ordinary visits England.
The visit to the UK by Mgr Jeffrey Steenson, the
Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St
Peter in the US and Canada, and Mgr Harry Enwistle, the
Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of the
Southern Cross in Australia, was not only a great
success but a very happy occasion for all involved.
A full report of the UK visit can be read here.
Monsignor Langham Addresses Ordinariate Clergy: The Ordinariate as a model of realised unity.
On the twelth of February Monsignor Langham spent some time with the Ordinariate Clergy in London. Msgr Langham is formerly Secretary to the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, Rome and is now Catholic Chaplain at Cambridge University. You can read Monsignor's Langham address here.
Rest In Peace: Father Warren Wade, OLSC
Father Warren Wade, OLSC, sadly died on Monday 9 February. Father Warren was an anglican priest for fifty one years, including as member of the Brotherhood of the Good Shepherd. After joining the Traditional Anglican Commuion Father Warren converted to Catholicism and became the first person to be ordained to the Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross in the Diocese of Broken Bay, Sydney, New South Wales.
You can read Monsignor Entwistle's communique written from London on the occasion of Father Warren's death.
Father Warren's daughter Anna-Marie wrote a eulogy for his requiem and you can read this here as well.