November 2013



Sisters launch Typhoon Haiyan appeal

While the community of Good Samaritan Sisters in Bacolod City experienced some of Typhoon Haiyan’s strength, they were spared the extreme force that ravaged the Central Philippines.


Whyalla farewells Good Sams

It was a big weekend of prayer, thanksgiving and catching up with old friends when the Whyalla community and guests from near and far came together to farewell the Sisters of the Good Samaritan.


Bushfires reveal strength, courage and generosity

In her 17 years at St Thomas Aquinas Primary School, Springwood in the Blue Mountains, Good Samaritan Sister, Monica Armstrong has never seen bushfires come as close to the school as they were last month.

Musings of a Leader


A rich and fulfilling life

Religious life is alive and well in the women and men who serve others with listening ears and a generosity of spirit, writes Good Samaritan Sister, Clare Condon.



You’re not alone, I’m with you

In my life, angels have taught me the importance of just being with people, without expectation or judgement, writes Good Samaritan Sister, Sarah Puls.



Remembering our family saints

In November the Church reminds us that each person’s life story doesn’t just begin at conception and end at death, but starts before they are born and goes on into eternity, writes Judith Lynch.



How a chance meeting opened up a new ministry

While the Good Samaritan Sisters in Pakenham, Victoria say they’re helping their African friends with many aspects of life in Australia, they’re also learning a great deal from them.

Faith in the Ordinary


A tribute to Seamus Heaney

Good Samaritan Sister, Joan Sexton reflects on the legacy of Irish poet, Seamus Heaney, who died in August this year.

Being Just Neighbours


Our role disentangling society from fossil fuels

What is the proper role of people of faith in Australia in fighting climate change, asks Thea Ormerod.

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