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The Good Oil

The Good Oil is the free, monthly e-magazine of the Good Samaritan Sisters. Keeping its readers informed of the life and mission of the Good Sams, The Good Oil aims to nourish the spirit, stimulate thinking and encourage reflection and dialogue about issues of the day from a Christian, Catholic, Good Samaritan perspective.

Why the title, The Good OilThe Good Oil has connotations of good news, the inside story. It also has resonance with the parable of the Good Samaritan where the Samaritan rubbed oil and wine into the wounds of the wounded man.

The Good Oil is published on the third Tuesday of each month (except in December, when it’s published on the Third Tuesday. We welcome media releases and ideas for articles from our readers.

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