August 2012



World stage beckons for Schols student

Ciara Morris, a Year 10 student at St Scholastica’s College, Glebe in Sydney, is one of 17 secondary students who will represent Australia at a United Nations’ youth conference in Geneva and The Hague early next year.


Graduates join forces to help future students

Four high profile graduates of Good Samaritan Colleges who have gone on to make significant contributions to Australian life are joining forces with the Sisters of the Good Samaritan to help disadvantaged students access a Good Samaritan education.

Musings of a Leader


Let’s broaden our understanding of vocation

Every person who seeks to live from a belief in the goodness of humanity has a vocation, writes Clare Condon SGS.



A disquieting dualism

We should not leave the affairs of the Church to the clergy, nor the affairs of the world to the laity. We need to work together for the common good, and not perpetuate a disquieting dualism that Vatican II never intended, writes Garry Everett.



Thanks, Emily

The slogan of the advertising world, the out-of-control cult of celebrity and some Olympic hype seems to be, “I possess, therefore I am. I am famous, therefore I am. I win gold, therefore I am”, writes Patty Fawkner SGS.



The allure of the outback

The Australian outback has an alluring quality that attracts many people to it. While most tend to make the trek for a visit, there are others for whom the outback has an enduring appeal. Good Samaritan Sister, Gerri Boylan, fits into this latter category.

Faith in the Ordinary


The gift of God

Most of us deeply desire the ‘more’ of life, writes Catherine McCahill SGS. For many that means facing fairly and squarely that which touches our deepest humanity.

Being Just Neighbours


Prominent Australians feature in “Go Back” series 2

As one way of gaining an understanding of the complexities facing many asylum seekers, why not watch series two of SBS ONE’s “Go Back To Where You Came From”, suggests Moira Byrne Garton

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