March 2016



Centenary celebrations begin at Lourdes Hill

Brisbane’s Lourdes Hill College, a secondary school for girls now operated by Good Samaritan Education, began its year of centenary celebrations last month with a number of activities on February 11, culminating in a Eucharist at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.


Partnership at heart of asylum seeker centre

Arrupe Place in Parramatta opened its doors just over a year ago and already this drop-in centre for asylum seekers, established by Jesuit Refugee Service in collaboration with seven other partners including the Good Samaritan Sisters, has been recognised for its innovative work.


Celebrating 30 years in WA outback

It’s 30 years since the Good Samaritan Sisters first arrived in the Western Australian outback parish of Mt Magnet. To mark this milestone, past and present parishioners, sisters and members of the wider community gathered earlier this month in Mt Magnet for a weekend of celebrations.

Musings of a Leader


Reflecting on the symbols of resurrected life

There is no single dimension of the Resurrection that can provide us with a comprehensive understanding. But symbols assist us as we seek understanding, writes Good Samaritan Sister Clare Condon.



“May those… in the shadows be seen by those in the sun”

Monica Dutton describes a 30-second encounter that, for her, held everything contained in the message of the passion, death and resurrection of Christ.



On dignity and care: a response to Andrew Denton

Perhaps those who believe their dignity is contingent on independence could reflect on their own judgements of others who require assistance, writes Moira Byrne Garton.


Meditation a catalyst for ecological conversion and action

In light of the ecological crisis the world faces, meditation is generally not rated high on the list of responses. But maybe it should be, writes Donna Mulhearn.



Former ‘Dr Who girl’ returns to Lourdes Hill College

As a self-proclaimed iconoclast and a constant questioner, Janet Fielding’s life has taken her from an ordinary Catholic childhood in Brisbane to a career in acting on stage and screen, advocacy for women and young people, and a lifelong passion for what she describes as “everyday feminism”.

Faith in the Ordinary


Before the eyes of the world

“Before the eyes of the world, in the dead of night they came, seeking passage between their lands of desolation and the possibility of a better life.” Good Samaritan Sister Marie Casamento takes us on a journey from Palm Sunday to the Resurrection.

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