December 2013



Pilgrimage part of a much bigger journey

For Good Samaritan Sister, Mary Scanlon, a recent pilgrimage to Europe following in the footsteps of three “modern-day saints”, gave her time and space to reflect on an unexpected and dramatic change in her own life.


Leader of Good Sams wins 2013 Human Rights Medal

Sister Clare Condon, Leader of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan, has won the 2013 Human Rights Medal.


Good Sam typhoon appeal raises over $25,000

An appeal launched by the Good Samaritan Sisters to assist victims of super Typhoon Haiyan which ravaged the Central Philippines last month has raised more than $25,000.

Musings of a Leader


The sacredness of every child

This Christmas, instead of spending on trivia that we don’t really need, why not spend a little out of our excess to support one of the many agencies who support children, suggests Good Samaritan Sister, Clare Condon.



My year of leaning

To be human is to lean on, to allow ourselves to be leaned upon, and to lean towards the other, writes Good Samaritan Sister, Patty Fawkner.



Surprised by joy

Retired Bishop Pat Power says Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation, “Evangelii Gaudium”, is the most enriching and life-giving papal document he’s read since Vatican II.



Politics a way of giving action to faith

Newly elected Senator for NSW, Deborah O’Neill, says politics is a way of giving action to her faith, and of making a difference to her local community and to the lives of individuals who lack a voice.


Adventure continues at 100

Good Samaritan Sister, Dolores Carroll, believes the key to a long, fulfilling life is study, travel and learning a new language.

Faith in the Ordinary


An Emmanuel moment

God is breaking through, inviting you and me to open our ears, eyes and hearts to bring about God’s reign, writes Good Samaritan Sister, Pam Grey.

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