The Sisters of the Good Samaritan have launched a new website this week which offers a window into the rich spirituality, life and mission of Australia’s first ‘home-grown’ religious congregation.
Family, friends, former colleagues and students gathered with Good Samaritan Sisters in Sydney recently to celebrate the life of Sr Mary Christopher Burrows SGS, remembering with gratitude her deep commitment to education and “single-hearted passion for Christ”.
A series of natural disasters in January and February ravaged parts of Queensland and Victoria causing immense destruction and suffering for many, but thankfully, Good Samaritan Sisters and ministries in the affected areas have been relatively unscathed.
Musings of a Leader
The ‘new’ does not have to replace the ‘old’ totally. The ‘new’ can add another exciting dimension, another opportunity. So it is vital that the ‘old’ order can make room and be open to change itself, writes Clare Condon SGS.
Our Lenten conversion, our return to grace, to recognising God’s love in ourselves and in the world, is a radical change that is not achieved by the wave of some magic wand, writes Verna Holyhead SGS.
As we celebrate Harmony Day on March 21, a national initiative to celebrate our cultural diversity, Pauline Coll SGS suggests we look to the Parable of the Good Samaritan with its dangerous invitation to go to places beyond known frontiers.
To celebrate the centenary of International Women’s Day (March 8, 2011), Stephanie Thomas, speaks with a Good Samaritan Sister who spends her days providing a safe haven for women and children who find themselves homeless.
Faith in the Ordinary
Waiting is not something many of us do well, writes Monica Dutton. The call to “trust in the slow work of God” is counter-cultural to the pace of life in the twenty-first century.
Being Just Neighbours
While not a perfect outcome, the building blocks for further global action were set in train at last year’s UN Climate Change Conference in Cancun, Mexico, says Good Samaritan Sister, Geraldine Kearney.
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