May 2017

News

Third I-Kiribati woman makes lifelong commitment

On April 29, Sister Tibwau Matia made her perpetual profession as a Sister of the Good Samaritan of the Order of St Benedict, becoming the third I-Kiribati woman to do so.

Master’s student receives Helen Lombard Award

Dearbhla Curtin-Tully, a Master of Teaching student at the University of Notre Dame, Fremantle in Western Australia, has received this year’s Helen Lombard Award for her outstanding service to the university and the wider community.

Jewish scholar of New Testament to visit Sydney

Professor Amy-Jill Levine, an internationally renowned Jewish scholar of the New Testament, will visit Sydney next month to lead a one-day public seminar on the parables and women in scripture.

Musings of a Leader

Let’s be more supportive of our Kiribati neighbours

May small nations like Kiribati be supported to hold onto their precious traditional values as they find their way in a complex twenty-first century world, writes Good Samaritan Sister Clare Condon.

Feature

Q&A with Garigarra Mundine

To mark the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Referendum and the 25th anniversary of the Mabo decision, “The Good Oil” spoke to Garigarra Mundine about how those historic events impacted her family, her community, the nation and her own life as a young Indigenous woman.

Opinion

Why I don’t need wilderness

Although I tried to lift myself to the divine, my long walk in the wilderness was largely not the clarifying and spiritual experience of Thoreau and Walden, writes Moira Byrne Garton.

Profile

Leading people to ‘aha’ moments in faith

Yarra Theological Union in Melbourne is “a wonderful place to learn and grow”, says Good Samaritan Sister Glenda Bourke, who has been teaching there for the last 22 years. “We really have a practical commitment to being a community of scholarship, prayer and pastoral care.”

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