Good Samaritan Sisters farewell Charters Towers

The weekend of May 26-28 marked the end of an era for the Sisters of the Good Samaritan when after 117 years, the Congregation’s community life and ministry in the north Queensland community of Charters Towers came to an end.

Come and see Constance with the Good Sams

To acknowledge and celebrate Refugee Week 2017, the Sisters of the Good Samaritan are hosting a special screening of the new Australian documentary “Constance on the Edge” in Sydney on Friday June 23.

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.

New chapter for Mount St Benedict Centre

When Good Samaritan Sisters Elizabeth Brennan and Christine Manning look back on their time at the Mount St Benedict Centre in Pennant Hills, it is with deep gratitude for the people they met and the partnerships they forged over the years.

Celebrating 25 years’ service in multicultural health

Serving the community is a significant part of the life of religious sisters, but it’s not often you meet a sister who works as a public servant for government. Recently, Good Samaritan Sister Catherine Norman retired after 25 years of public service with the Hunter New England Area Health Service.

Good Samaritan Sisters launch young writers’ award

To celebrate the 160th anniversary of their life and mission as the first Catholic congregation of religious women founded in Australia, the Sisters of the Good Samaritan have launched “The Good Oil” 2017 Young Writers’ Award.

Are you buying slavery-free products?

As more and more Australians hopefully choose to buy slavery-free Easter eggs this year, both shoppers and the Federal Government are being urged to broaden their focus and shine a light on the supply chain of many of the goods that we buy every day.

Celebrating significant milestones

The Sisters of the Good Samaritan and Rosebank College, Five Dock in Sydney are both celebrating significant milestones in 2017. It’s 160 years since the congregation was founded and 150 years since Rosebank College began.

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