June 2011


Sydney Opera House has Good Sam connection

It was a joyous occasion for Good Samaritan Sister, Gemma Cahill, when she gathered with family and friends recently to unveil a plaque in honour of her father’s commitment to the construction of the Sydney Opera House.

Service brings to life Holocaust horrors for students

For a group of Year 12 history students from Santa Maria College, Northcote, participating in a recent Shoah Holocaust Memorial Service for Christians and all people of good will was a moving experience that brought to life their study of the horrors of Nazism and the Holocaust.

Good Sam Foundation’s high tea success

Around 150 friends of the Good Samaritan Sisters gathered for high tea in Brisbane earlier this month to celebrate the vital work of the Good Samaritan Foundation.

Musings of a Leader

Pentecost celebrates our unity and diversity

Pentecost is the feast day of the Holy Spirit, a celebration of unity and great diversity made possible through the gift of the Spirit, writes Clare Condon SGS.


The quest for something more

Good Samaritan oblates follow in the footsteps of other famous Benedictine oblates such as Pope Benedict XVI, Dorothy Day and Saints Thomas More and Thomas a’ Becket. “The Good Oil” recently spoke to three women who have chosen to deepen their spiritual lives as Good Samaritan oblates.


Towards an adult Church

“I recall that the Church came to birth amidst the unfolding tensions between, paradoxically, the conservative Peter and the liberal, boundary-pushing Paul. Without a liberal component, life petrifies; without a conservative component, the centre doesn’t hold,” writes Patty Fawkner SGS.


Ministry in remote communities recognised

When Good Samaritan Sister, Anna Warlow discovered she was receiving a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for her commitment to the community, she felt shocked and a little uncomfortable.

Faith in the Ordinary

A spirit-filled life requires a daily choice

To live a life in the Spirit – a discerning life – requires a daily choice, says Veronica McDougall SGS. What is God calling me to now? How am I responding after listening to the movements of the Holy Spirit within me?

Being Just Neighbours

Faith delegation rallies pollies on climate change

Two Sisters of the Good Samaritan were among a multi-faith delegation that converged on Canberra in early June to lobby federal politicians on behalf of the many people of faith who believe urgent action is needed to curb climate change.

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