February 2013


Louisa Lawson tribute concert benefits The Inn

A group of Melbourne-based musicians joined forces last weekend at the Empress Hotel in Fitzroy North for a ‘gig’ to honour the life and work of Louisa Lawson and to support the Good Samaritan Inn.

Schools celebrating significant milestones

Four secondary schools for girls, all established by the Good Samaritan Sisters, are celebrating significant milestones in 2013.

Sisters bid fond farewell to Queanbeyan

After 134 years of service, particularly in education and pastoral care, the Good Samaritan Sisters have said a fond farewell to the community of Queanbeyan in NSW.

Musings of a Leader

Having more or being more?

I am challenged daily by what our Western world portrays as important in the human endeavour, writes Clare Condon SGS.


Lent: Why I won’t be giving up this year

Resilience is needed to enter into Lent, to dive in deeper than the immediate, chocolatey surface and live the 40 days of commitment, writes Alice Priest.


The superwoman is a fantasy

Finding balance in life is a challenge for us all, but particularly for women, writes Leeza Baric.


A life devoted to deep listening

Good Samaritan Sister, Carmel Posa, is rejoicing that a cochlear implant is restoring her hearing which was damaged by Meniere’s Disease – a development which is of no small significance to a woman who has devoted her life to deep listening.

Faith in the Ordinary

Fire and all it brings to mind

We may not be on the frontline of fire fighting, or of flood cleaning, but we have daily opportunities of being on mission in our homes and neighbourhoods, writes Good Samaritan Sister, Margaret Keane.

Being Just Neighbours

Advancing a fair Australia

The Australia Day long weekend had barely wrapped up – with leftovers uneaten, certificates of citizenship unmounted and sunburn still prosciutto pink – when Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced a Federal election for September 14, writes Evan Ellis.

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