September 2014



Benedictine women religious gather in Rome

Benedictine nuns and sisters from every continent have been meeting in Rome over the past week for the seventh Symposium of the International Communion of Benedictine Women. Among them were three Australians.


Dawn of a new era for Lourdes Hill College

The Lourdes Hill College community in Brisbane celebrated the blessing and official opening of new facilities last Friday September 12, including a state-of-the-art middle school building, chapel and sports centre.

Musings of a Leader


Listening with the ear of the heart

Listening with the ear of the heart can be a scary experience because it can call me to radical change, to a transformation of my limited human perspective, writes Good Samaritan Sister, Clare Condon.



What asylum seekers and refugees have taught me

I hope we may learn to see the amazing potential of people who come by boat to our country, says Mercy Sister, Elizabeth Young.



Being a Catholic today

Retired Bishop Pat Power hopes that the Catholic Church will be a more human Church, a humbler Church and a Church which is more intent on reflecting the person and the teaching of Jesus.


Attending to structures of sin and of grace

Our work for change needs to attend to structures of grace as much as structures of sin, writes Sandie Cornish.



An abiding commitment to disability care

Good Samaritan Sister, Jeanie Heininger is enormously thankful that God called her to dedicate her life to people with disability and their families, and gave her the grace to step out into the unknown.

Being Just Neighbours


Anti-Muslim sentiment on our own soil

When we take the time to get to know a Muslim person and engage with them face-to-face, the stereotypes and preconceived ideas begin to break down, writes Ashleigh Green.

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.