April 2016



Tributes flow in for former Good Sam leader

The death last month of Sister Mary Ronayne, former Superior-General of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan, elicited an outpouring of tributes from people far and wide who remembered Mary as an outstanding leader not only in her congregation, but also in the wider Australian Church and beyond.


Boulevard environmental project off to strong start

“Clean-up Boulevard”, a community-based environmental project initiated by the Good Samaritan Sisters in the Philippines, was officially launched last month with a community clean-up day at Boulevard involving some 400 volunteers, 50 of whom were children from the area.


Elaine Walley: first Aboriginal Good Samaritan Oblate

Elaine Walley, a Yamatji Elder from the Western Australian community of Three Springs near Geraldton, is the first Aboriginal woman to become a Good Samaritan Oblate.

Musings of a Leader


How are we investing in the next generation?

What do we mean when we say the next generation should be better off than the previous one, asks Good Samaritan Sister Clare Condon.



One family’s story of war

Love Letters from a War “is my family’s story, the story of my people”, writes Margaret-Mary Flynn. “But it is a story shared with so many Australian families, so many little country towns.”



Do protest marches help any more?

While some argue that protest marches “don’t… help any more”, Natalie Lindner L’Huillier is not convinced we can throw them away just yet.


Much to admire about Amoris Laetitia

One of the great achievements of Pope Francis’ latest apostolic exhortation, “Amoris Laetitia”, is its emphasis on inculturation and appropriate devolution of decision-making, writes Garry Everett.



A professional role that’s deepened Marie’s spirituality

Marie Mohr says her role as Health and Well-being Coordinator for the Sisters of the Good Samaritan is one of the best jobs of her life; it enriches her professional life and nourishes her spirit.

Being Just Neighbours


My friend Lee

“It was obviously a big step for Lee to make friends outside of her ethnic circle,” says Asther Bascuna-Creo. “There are some migrants who have been in Australia for many, many years but have not yet made acquaintances outside of their families.”

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