Anne Dowling

Anne has been part of the Catholic Worker Movement, begun by Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin, for 35 years. Together with her husband Jim, she has a consistent life ethic, believing non-violence is the truest Christian path, and is committed to living simply on the Earth that we all share.

She began her working life as a teacher, and later retrained as a psychotherapist while raising their children. She has a Master of Arts in Creative Arts Practice, as well as being trained in EMDR therapy for trauma.

Their Catholic Worker house in Brisbane was a place of hospitality and live-in support to many people who found themselves homeless over the 14 years they lived there. In 2000 they moved to a small block of land to experiment in developing a more sustainable lifestyle while raising their seven children, who are now adults. Some of their children have returned to Brisbane to continue the Catholic Worker tradition of houses of hospitality.

Anne believes that the more we have been given, the more is expected of us. Our faith in Christ is not meant to be hidden, but should be proclaimed in every aspect of our lives. Anne is very concerned about the loss of Christian faith and identity in our country, and that this is already resulting in a more violent, cold and selfish society.

Articles by Anne Dowling.

  • 6 January 2022

    7.1 MINS

    A Brisbane mother shares how her pro-life convictions took root with the love displayed by her parents and then deepened with her life experiences, especially with pregnancy and motherhood. She explains why every Christmas, she and her husband engage in the public witness of a [...]