Our Work

Mary Glowrey HouseThe headquarters of the Catholic Women’s League of Victoria and Wagga Wagga is located at Mary Glowrey House, a spacious Victorian home ideally situated at 132-134 Nicholson St. Fitzroy, opposite the beautiful Carlton Gardens. This facility also provides short-term, low-cost accommodation for people from rural and regional areas undergoing medical treatment or visiting relatives in city hospitals.

horizon 100The Horizon is our official magazine. It has been in continuous publication since October 1916 when its price was just one penny! Articles written in the first issue by Mary Glowrey, Anna Brennan and Eileen Fitzgerald would not have been out of place in the current edition of The Horizon.

socialquestions 100Addressing social justice and ethical questions has been one of the primary tasks of the Catholic Women's League since it was founded. We seek to influence legislative and administrative bodies at all levels of government in order to preserve the dignity of the human person. The League also actively promotes a culture of life.

missionwelfare 100This Committee coordinates the League’s efforts to assist missionaries, in Australia and overseas, in their work.

Over the years we have provided financial aid and material support to missions in the Kimberleys, Papua New Guinea, Timor Leste , Kiribati and other Pacific island nations, Kenya and Tanzania.

“In order to make society more human, more worthy of the human person, love in social life — political, economic and cultural — must be given renewed value, becoming the constant and highest norm for all activity.”  Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church No. 582

Catholic social teaching is sometimes described as the Church’s best kept secret.  

maryglowreyprayergroup 100The Mary Glowrey Prayer Group was formed in 2012 and is our ‘powerhouse of prayer’.  Members pray a decade of the Rosary each day and then pray for the following intentions:

  • The members and work of the League, particularly its efforts to build a culture of life and love
  • The cause of Dr Sr Mary Glowrey JMJ
  • For those seeking the intercession of Dr Sr Mary Glowrey
  • For those involved in the cause of Dr Sr Mary Glowrey (which also covers those working on the Diocesan Inquiry and at the Congregation for the Causes of Saints)
  • For those who ‘follow’ the League on social media