December 2016

News

Sarah makes lifelong commitment to Good Sams

Over 200 people from diverse walks of life came together in Sydney last month to witness and celebrate the perpetual profession of Sister Sarah Puls as a Sister of the Good Samaritan of the Order of St Benedict.

Good Sams celebrate student’s graduation

The first female Aboriginal student sponsored by the Good Samaritan Sisters’ Rural Outreach program has graduated after completing Year 12 at Nagle Catholic College in Geraldton, Western Australia.

TGO reader survey results in

Many thanks to those people who completed “The Good Oil’s” recent reader survey. Your feedback will help us to continue publishing content that is relevant to your needs and interests.

Musings of a Leader

Christmas calls us to be peacemakers, reconcilers

If but one broken relationship could be mended, our Christmas, our God-with-us, might just be real for one other person, writes Good Samaritan Sister Clare Condon.

Feature

“O little town of Bethlehem, how still we see thee lie”

“I think we in the West have often sanitised, romanticised and tamed Bethlehem and the birth of Jesus through our nativity sets and carols,” writes Good Samaritan Sister Marella Rebgetz.

TGO readers nominate their good reads for summer

It’s that time of year when “The Good Oil” invites some of its readers to nominate a book they particularly enjoyed and would recommend to others for the summer holidays. The main criterion was that the book stimulated their mind or nourished their spirit.

Opinion

To be called by name is to be known

How we name another, how we speak of them, St Benedict reminds us, is more a reflection of our own heart and our desire to build up or break down the bonds of community, writes Good Samaritan Sister Catherine Slattery.

Profile

Going inward in order to go outward

Marie Milne says her life as a Good Samaritan Oblate underpins all areas of her life. “For me, it’s about going inward in order to go outward,” she says.

Faith in the Ordinary

Gardeners of hope

Christmas beckons us to be the gardeners of hope, says Sydney poet Colleen Keating.

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