May 2011



New development to “cherish whole of creation”

After nearly 15 years of negotiation and planning, a ‘turning-of-the-sod’ ceremony will take place this week to mark the beginning of works at Kirkham Rise, a new residential development which forms part of the Good Samaritan Sisters’ 380-hectare property at Camden in New South Wales.


Enhancing student learning in remote areas

Good Samaritan Sister, Jennifer Farrell, and her colleagues in the School of Nursing at The University of Notre Dame, Broome Campus, have received the inaugural Vice Chancellor’s Award for Innovation in Curricula, Resources and Approaches to Student Learning.


Mater Christi fundraiser for Wadeye women

A group of Year 12 students at Mater Christi College in Belgrave is raising funds and gathering equipment to assist the creative and entrepreneurial endeavours of the Wadeye Women’s Centre.

Musings of a Leader


Resurrecting the true meaning of obedience

Obedience does not come from a battle of opinions or a superimposing of one will over another, but from a place of profound humility and respect, writes Clare Condon SGS.



Good Sams in Japan: transition time

Marie O’Connor SGS recently spent time in Japan during the final weeks of the Good Samaritan Sisters’ presence in the Nagasaki Archdiocese. What began for Marie as a gesture of support became a gift.



Unpacking the carbon tax

Why should we support a carbon tax? Frances Egan outlines how the proposed tax might work and what it will mean for you.



A life-giving ministry in the desert

Good Samaritan Sister, Liz Wiemers, admits that living and working in a remote Aboriginal community can be tough at times, but overwhelmingly, it’s a rich and life-giving experience.

Faith in the Ordinary


An integrated life

St Gregory the Great used to pray “Give me the grace to see life whole”. We all long for this and it is possible to experience this wholeness, writes Margaret Malone SGS.

Being Just Neighbours


Let’s talk recognition

In the lead-up to National Reconciliation Week (May 27 to June 3), Reconciliation Australia Chief Executive, Leah Armstrong, is calling on the Australian public to join a national conversation about recognition.

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