June 2015



Young disability advocate wins Good Sam prize

Erin Looby, a passionate advocate for people living with disability, has received the 2015 Sisters of the Good Samaritan Prize for Commitment to Social Justice.


Kiribati women professed as Good Sams

Two Kiribati women, Tuata Terawete and Juniko Toaua, were professed as Sisters of the Good Samaritan of the Order of St Benedict during a ceremony earlier this month which was described as moving, joyful, inspiring and prayerful.

Musings of a Leader


One people united in our humanity?

A number of events in June compel us to justly manage the artificial divisions between nations and race or this planet may have a very limited future, writes Good Samaritan Sister Clare Condon.



Port Pirie celebrates Good Sams’ 125-year contribution

Catholic education in the South Australian city of Port Pirie “owes its existence” to the Sisters of the Good Samaritan, according to Brenda Keenan, Director of Catholic Education in the Port Pirie Diocese.



Can marriage change – again?

The idea of “marriage equality” is an idea of our time and we must engage with it seriously. We do not do this by merely re-stating past positions. We engage in a two-fold way, writes Garry Everett.



A passion for people

When Sister Judy Margetts left Brisbane to join the Good Samaritan Sisters, she never dreamed her vocation would take her from the classroom, to 17 years in Kiribati, pastoral outreach in rural Queensland and now the Indigenous community of Palm Island.

Faith in the Ordinary


A doting God

One of the gifts we can give children today is the kind of love that opens the way for them to know, without a doubt, that God, like their parents and grandparents, also dotes on them, writes Judith Lynch.

Being Just Neighbours



“Dare I imagine the muscle of empathy flexing to build a new way forward,” ponders Sydney poet and writer Colleen Keating.

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