Australian Members meeting friends and associates in Adelaide, South Australia

The Preca Family is a community of faith communities whose aims are: to journey in holiness so as to inspire others to be holy, to learn so as to make Jesus better known and loved, and to be community so as to build up the Preca Family.

All strive to be missionary disciples of Christ, witnessing to the gospel virtues, especially fraternal love, humility and meekness.

The Preca Family is made up of the Members of the Societas Doctrinae Christanae (SDC), Associates, Companions in Mission, friends and young people. The SDC has two sections: one for celibate women and another for celibate men. Recently SDC Members  began using the name Preca Community to refer to the men’s celibate section in Australia. Married or single adults can join the Preca Family as Friends or Associates. Young people can belong to a Preca youth group.

Glory and Praise to God who provides us with the strength to follow Christ and grow as a family.

Safeguarding Our Faith Communities

The Preca Community – Society of Christian Doctrine –  values the dignity of every person. We are especially committed to ensuring the care, well-being, and protection of children and vulnerable persons in our faith communities.

We abide by all child protection legislation, and our moral obligation is always to promote the safety and protection of children and vulnerable persons in our care.

We endeavour to create safe environments where everyone can participate freely and without fear in worship, prayer, and learning.



Preca Code Of Conduct – Rev 2 – 2014 01 01
Society of Christian Doctrine Safeguarding Policy – Nov 2020
Integrity In Ministry

A document of principles and standards for Catholic Clergy & Religious in Australia.
Author National Committee for Professional Standards (NCPS)
Publisher Bondi Junction, NSW: NCPS, 2004 (reprinted April 2010)
Published on 03 April 2013 Modified on 31 July 2015