February 2012



Overwhelming peace and joy for Grace

Having completed two years’ preparation as a novice, Grace Marcelo was professed as a Sister of the Good Samaritan of the Order of St Benedict earlier this month.


Talking about cricket and climate change in Cape Town

Good Samaritan Sister, Geraldine Kearney’s lack of knowledge on cricket didn’t dampen her recent meeting with the jovial and inspirational Archbishop Tutu in South Africa.


New role to focus on well-being of all sisters

The Sisters of the Good Samaritan can’t be accused of avoiding the ‘elephant in the room’: they are an ageing community of women. In fact, it could be said they are embracing their reality and equipping themselves to respond proactively.

Musings of a Leader


Lent and the quest for beauty

Fasting in the Christian tradition is a means of seeking spiritual growth. It is a means of coming to inner beauty, writes Clare Condon SGS.



A time to be ‘desert people’

Nothing worthwhile comes easily, writes Monica Dutton. If we are not tested, we never know our potential. It is the sacrifice that gives us strength, the struggle that makes us resilient.



Vatican II: does it still matter?

It is time for all us to reconsider the call of John XXIII for “Christian charity”, to work for unity, to engage with the people of our times, says Catherine McCahill SGS.



Celebrating a golden milestone

This year marks a significant milestone for Good Samaritan Sister, Margaret Keane. It’s the fiftieth anniversary of her profession as a religious sister.

Faith in the Ordinary


Forgiveness: the healing of relationships

Like all human formation, forgiveness comes, in the end, not as conquest but as gift, writes Michael Whelan SM.

Being Just Neighbours


Being ‘neighbour’ to the earth

The abused traveller by the wayside in the parable of the Good Samaritan is the face of forest degradation, toxic spills, species extinction and human deprivation, writes Kevin Treston.

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