The Australian Catholic Students Association (ACSA) is a national organisation of Catholic students from tertiary institutions, seminaries and houses of Priestly formation, secondary schools and graduates of tertiary institutions within Australia, committed to witnessing the Gospel message of hope as proclaimed by Magisterium and Tradition of the Catholic Church, striving to support and liaise with tertiary institutions, tertiary Catholic organizations, tertiary chaplaincies and schools across Australia; seeking to form and foster close and unifying relationships.
ACSA entrusts itself to Holy Mary, Mother of God under the title “Sedes Sapientiae” (Seat of Wisdom), as assigned by Pope John Paul II as a gift to students in The Great Jubilee Year of 2000.
ACSA is affiliated to Pax Romana and the International Movement of Catholic Students, and enjoys the support of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference.
“I entrust your journey to Mary, Sedes Sapientiae, whose image I entrust to you today, so that she may be welcomed as a teacher and a pilgrim…Mary supported the Apostles with her prayer at the dawn of the evangelisation; may she also help you.“
(Pope John Paul II, Universities Need Credible Witnesses to Christ, 25 August 2000)