March 2012


GG to address Good Sams Foundation breakfast

More than 150 people have already booked their seats for the Good Sams Foundation’s annual breakfast in Brisbane next month (April 20) with the Governor-General, Her Excellency, Quentin Bryce AC CVO.

Japanese sister’s outback experience

Good Samaritan Sister, Hiro Kageyama will return to Japan on March 24 after a 10-month sabbatical which has taken her to some of Australia’s remote destinations.

Who says young people aren’t interested in faith?

It’s often said that young people these days aren’t interested in their faith or religious issues. But a group of senior students from seven Good Samaritan Colleges have challenged that stereotype.

Musings of a Leader

Heeding Polding’s call about our first peoples

In 2010, the Commonwealth Government promised to hold a referendum on Indigenous constitutional recognition at or before the next election. Surely now is the time to act, says Clare Condon SGS.


Surrender is not weakness, nor resignation

The notion of surrender has little appeal to a post-modern sensibility, perhaps suggesting capitulation and weakness. Yet the word held real strength and potency, writes Patty Fawkner SGS.


Vatican II: how it affected the Good Sams

Historian and Good Samaritan Sister, Marilyn Kelleher outlines how the Second Vatican Council affected the life of her congregation.


A ministry of pastoral loitering

It’s nearly a year since Good Samaritan Sister, Lal Smith began her new ministry among the Aboriginal people of Palm Island. As Lal looks back over the last 10 months, a memory that stands out is her first ferry trip to the Island from Townsville.

Faith in the Ordinary

From the Helidon quarry to Lourdes Hill

For Queensland sculptor, Mardi Kearney, art is a bridge to the spirit.

Being Just Neighbours

Multiculturalism: complex but incredibly worthwhile

Working with migrants and refugees helps you to see your country anew through their eyes. That is one of the great gifts of multiculturalism, writes Evan Ellis.

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