August 2011


Helping to solve critical water needs in Kiribati

There aren’t too many nuns who are also water engineers. In a report from Sean Dorney, the ABC’s Pacific Correspondent, find out how Good Samaritan Sister, Marella Rebgetz is helping to solve Kiribati’s critical water needs as a water engineer.

Leonora enriched by asylum seekers

While the issue of asylum seekers in Australia continues to dominate our media mostly in negative terms, for Good Samaritan Sister, Annette Dever, there is a good news story to be told about Leonora’s asylum seeker experience.

Honouring a long-time ministry colleague

Father Arthur Hackett, a priest of the Port Pirie Diocese, was the guest of honour at a special celebration last month hosted by the Good Samaritan Sisters.

Musings of a Leader

Time to rethink our approach to asylum seekers

Sending asylum seekers to be processed in another country is politically sanctioned people-trafficking, says Clare Condon SGS. It is a failure in the moral credibility of a wealthy nation.


East Timor immersion a life-altering experience

Fourteen teachers from Good Samaritan Colleges throughout Australia participated in an immersion experience to East Timor during their July holidays. For Jocelyn Christensen of Stella Maris College Manly in Sydney, it was a life-altering experience.


Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki

The devastation of Nagasaki and Hiroshima points beyond the parameters of history to the limitless dimensions of the human heart, writes Diana Law SGS.


A commitment to sharing the story

Good Samaritan Sister, Marilyn Kelleher has an enduring love of history and believes that, far from being irrelevant to people and life today, history has the capacity to animate and refresh us.

Faith in the Ordinary

Holy and unholy thoughts in a hot climate

How do I have holy thoughts when all I can think of is how uncomfortable I am and where I might find a refreshing breeze, asks Patty Fawkner SGS.

Being Just Neighbours

Going out of your way to find your neighbour

For John Muskovits, a recent summer school in the United States with world-renowned theologian and Dominican priest, Gustavo Gutierrez, provided new insights into the parable of the Good Samaritan.

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