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Vale Barbara Mulraney (1927-2015)

Barbara Mulraney Barbara Mulraney, long-time friend, companion in prayer and ministry, and pioneer Associate of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan, died peacefully in Melbourne on February 27. At the vigil and funeral Mass, both held at Santa Maria Chapel, …

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A personal story of child sexual abuse in the Church

Photo: “Leaving the cave” by shirleybnz www.freeimages.com “It hasn’t been easy since I spoke to the Royal Commission into Institutional Child Sexual Abuse,” writes Gayle. “There have been tears, nightmares, and profound grief. However there has …

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A new book for all who are seeking God

Margaret Malone SGS Over many years Good Samaritan Sister Margaret Malone has presented lectures, written articles and given retreats on the Rule of Saint Benedict and its relevance for contemporary living. Recently she published a selection of articles from …

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Good Samaritan Housing begins a new phase

The Good Samaritan Sisters’ Brisbane-based supported housing program for vulnerable women and their children has recently reopened, entering a new phase in its development. Having operated since 2002, the Transitional Housing Program as it was known, closed temporarily in July last year …

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Can I forgive 70 x 7?

Clare Condon SGS Perhaps one of the most important tasks during Lent is to attend to my heart and to free it from past resentments, hatreds or revenge and to seek a freedom from anything that limits or inhibits a …

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Leading by flipping the omelette

Patty Fawkner SGS Pope Francis’ leadership differs markedly from that of his predecessors. He models two clear principles that our political leaders and, in fact all of us who lead in some capacity, would do well to emulate, writes Good …

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Busyness: a modern-day affliction?

Asther Bascuna-Creo It seems there are different sides to being busy that can make it both a good thing that can drive achievement, and a bad thing that can have negative effects on one’s own well-being, writes Asther Bascuna-Creo. BY Asther …

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Following her passions and making a positive impact

Catherine Cresswell As Catherine Cresswell explored the works and ministries of the Good Samaritan Sisters before applying for the position of Executive Director with the Good Samaritan Foundation, she began to feel at home. By Debra Vermeer* Newly appointed Executive Director …

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About children

Pam Grey SGS In our time how can we place children front and centre of our concern? How can we make them visible, particularly if government and society seem no longer drawn to special kindness towards them, asks Good Samaritan …

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Scholarships offer life-changing opportunities

Good Samaritan Foundation Scholarship recipients When the Good Samaritan Foundation’s Scholarship Program was launched in late 2013, one student was awarded a scholarship. A year later, interest in and support of the program has meant that seven more …