November 2014



National recognition for Good Sam Oblate

Good Samaritan Oblate Margaret Pirotta has received a national award for her work with Tree of Hope, a Sydney-based program that provides emotional and practical outreach support to people living with HIV, their families and supporters.


Report highlights crucial role of prison ministry

Ex-prisoners and families of people in prison have given an overwhelmingly positive appraisal of the crucial role that Catholic Prison Ministry Victoria plays in their lives, according to a new report.


Highly acclaimed Good Sam principals retiring

Two highly acclaimed principals of Good Samaritan Education schools, Loretto Richardson, of St Scholastica’s College, Glebe and Vicki Comerford of Stella Maris College, Manly will retire at the end of this year.

Musings of a Leader


A radical commitment to goodness

Being radical doesn’t have to be connected with evil and violence; it can be very positive, writes Good Samaritan Sister Clare Condon.



The art of belonging

We need communities to sustain us, but if those communities are to survive and prosper, we must engage with them and nurture them, writes Hugh Mackay.



Am I feeling guilt or regret?

Often when we talk about “feeling guilty” the feeling we are describing is not guilt but regret, writes Good Samaritan Sister Bernardina Sontrop.


Rosie Batty cannot do this work alone

It is up to our whole community to work toward the elimination of violence against women and children, writes Christine Dew.



There’s much to admire about Mary

She’s been described as “an extraordinary figure of the Catholic Church in Australia”. On so many levels there’s much to admire about Good Samaritan Sister Mary McDonald.

Faith in the Ordinary


The coming of God

These days where would we look for the coming of God, asks Good Samaritan Sister Pam Grey.

What's on


Find out what's happening in the Good Samaritan community and beyond. Keep track of events in our Good Samaritan and Church calendars, as well as activities in the broader community of relevance to our faith life.