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Learning to listen vital for cross-cultural ministry

20 June 2017

When Sister Geraldine Kearney arrived in Australia with her migrant family at age four-and-a-half, she couldn’t have known that the culture shock she experienced would play a key role in forming her for ministry in mission, culture, leadership and formation.

Good Samaritan Sisters farewell Charters Towers

20 June 2017

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.

Celebrating refugees and those who support them

20 June 2017

To mark Refugee Week “The Good Oil” caught up with four Good Samaritan Sisters to hear about their experience supporting refugees and asylum seekers in Australia.

“Shame on us!”

20 June 2017

The acceptance of refugees and asylum seekers into our society continues to be a vexed and controversial matter, writes Good Samaritan Sister Clare Condon.

Why them and not me?

20 June 2017

Why them and not me? Asked consciously or not, it’s a question that can lead to energetic and life-giving generosity and also to harsh judgement, anger and conflict, says Leonie Keaney.

Creation cherishing all of us

20 June 2017

Even today when I see the ocean or come across fields full of haystacks I am overwhelmed by my first encounter with the soul of myself, writes Good Samaritan Sister Helen Anderson.

Ghost gum wisdom

20 June 2017

A “wounded” ghost gum outside Judith Lynch’s window is teaching her that ageing has its own beauty and strength.

Come and see Constance with the Good Sams

20 June 2017

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

16 May 2017

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.

Leading people to ‘aha’ moments in faith

16 May 2017

Yarra Theological Union in Melbourne is “a wonderful place to learn and grow”, says Good Samaritan Sister Glenda Bourke, who has been teaching there for the last 22 years. “We really have a practical commitment to being a community of scholarship, prayer and pastoral care.”