July 2014


Persistence, setbacks and a community pulling together

Due to the collaborative efforts of many, the Good Samaritan Centre at Abaokoro, in Kiribati, will soon be sourcing its power from a new solar energy system. This is an exciting development, but it hasn’t been without its challenges.

Good Sam leader to speak on violence at “RightsTalk”

Sanctioned violence: what does it do to our society and relationships? That’s the title of an address Sister Clare Condon, Congregational Leader of the Good Samaritan Sisters, will deliver in Sydney next month.

Good Sams open outreach centre in Bacolod

They may be small in number, but the community of Good Samaritan Sisters on Negros Island, the Philippines, continues to make a difference to the lives of many. Recently, this six-member group of women opened a new outreach centre in Bacolod.

Musings of a Leader

The legacies of Benedict and Polding

They might have lived in the fifth and nineteenth centuries, but the values that Benedict and Polding bequeathed to us are very relevant for twenty-first century Australian life, says Good Samaritan Sister, Clare Condon.


Why would a woman…?

Good Samaritan Sisters, Sarah Puls and Bernadette Corboy, reflect on what religious life means to them. In doing so, they consider some of the questions for women today who might be thinking about religious life as a ‘Good Sam’.

My God-dream

I’m an ordinary sort of person and that’s how I find God; disguised in the ordinary of my life. That’s my vocation too – helping others to recognise God in their ordinary, writes Judith Lynch.


The school chaplaincy debate, Benedict and me

St Benedict affirms for me the great value of one who humbly strives to live out the guiding values of the community and is a witness rather than an expert, writes Alice Priest.


Doing what she loves and helping others

Former Lourdes Hill College student, Janella Purcell feels like “the luckiest girl in the world” that her life as a naturopath, healer, author and media personality allows her not only to do what she loves, but be able to help others.

Being Just Neighbours

On friendship

Good Samaritan Sister, Pam Grey, asks: What does ‘asylum’ mean, if not something of friendship? What is friendship, if not sanctuary for the soul?

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