The Discalced Carmelites – case study

History Unlike many other Roman Catholic Religious Orders, the Carmelite family finds it origins not with a particularly inspired individual, but with a group. Its founding story identifies a collection of essentially solitary souls, in the late 12th or early 13h Century, coming to the same location – a mountain in Northern Israel called ‘Carmel’ […]

Northampton RC Diocese: case study

Context Northampton Roman Catholic Diocese, like many today in contemporary society, is faced with a series of significant issues, which include a changing demographic and a decline in the numbers of priests and religious. Task and Response In 2007, soon after his appointment as Bishop of Northampton Diocese, +Peter Doyle presented a vision address to […]

Cabrini: case study

Cabrini Health is a Roman Catholic, not-for-profit healthcare service inspired by the spirit and vision of St. Frances Cabrini. What began as a small private hospital in 1948 has developed into a much larger, multi-facetted undertaking with two major hospitals, palliative and eldercare centres, a rehabilitation service, and both a biomedical engineering and a linen […]

Baptcare: Case study

Baptcare is a not-for-profit social care organisation based in Victoria and Tasmania, Australia. Emerging as an amalgamation of local initiatives undertaken independent Baptist churches over the last seventy years, it has become the primary focus of practical help for the vulnerable and marginalized by the Baptist tradition of Christianity in that part of the world. […]