June 2017


Good Samaritan Sisters farewell Charters Towers

The weekend of May 26-28 marked the end of an era for the Sisters of the Good Samaritan when after 117 years, the Congregation’s community life and ministry in the north Queensland community of Charters Towers came to an end.

Come and see Constance with the Good Sams

To acknowledge and celebrate Refugee Week 2017, the Sisters of the Good Samaritan are hosting a special screening of the new Australian documentary “Constance on the Edge” in Sydney on Friday June 23.

Musings of a Leader

“Shame on us!”

The acceptance of refugees and asylum seekers into our society continues to be a vexed and controversial matter, writes Good Samaritan Sister Clare Condon.


Why them and not me?

Why them and not me? Asked consciously or not, it’s a question that can lead to energetic and life-giving generosity and also to harsh judgement, anger and conflict, says Leonie Keaney.


Learning to listen vital for cross-cultural ministry

When Sister Geraldine Kearney arrived in Australia with her migrant family at age four-and-a-half, she couldn’t have known that the culture shock she experienced would play a key role in forming her for ministry in mission, culture, leadership and formation.

Faith in the Ordinary

Creation cherishing all of us

Even today when I see the ocean or come across fields full of haystacks I am overwhelmed by my first encounter with the soul of myself, writes Good Samaritan Sister Helen Anderson.

Ghost gum wisdom

A “wounded” ghost gum outside Judith Lynch’s window is teaching her that ageing has its own beauty and strength.

Being Just Neighbours

Celebrating refugees and those who support them

To mark Refugee Week “The Good Oil” caught up with four Good Samaritan Sisters to hear about their experience supporting refugees and asylum seekers in Australia.

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