April 2018 View online version
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The Good Oil

The e-magazine of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan


Third Filipina woman makes lifelong commitment

In the days leading up to her perpetual profession as a Sister of the Good Samaritan, Grace Marcelo confessed to being nervous, but says that READ MORE

Stories and community at heart of popular women’s event

Around 600 women are expected to attend a special event in Brisbane next month which seeks to celebrate women’s stories, facilitate conversations and build stronger READ MORE


On coming home

My recent experience of moving back to Victoria after a long absence has been an experience of coming home in several ways, writes Sister Margaret READ MORE


On preparing future priests for their liturgical ministry

Sister Ursula O’Rourke is one of two women on the formation team at Queensland’s Holy Spirit Seminary at Banyo, where she specialises in liturgical formation READ MORE


Importance of seeing the 'big picture'

Failing to see or accept the big picture is a condition that is currently affecting many organisations in our world, says Garry Everett, and four READ MORE

It Occurred to Me

The double-edged sword of loneliness

There is much we can do within our own neighbourhoods and our own hearts to use the gift of loneliness to address the pain of READ MORE


An evocative recalling of Gurrumul’s voice, image and name

Alice Priest reviews the much-anticipated film GURRUMUL, which will be released in Australian cinemas from April 25. Her verdict: “It’s a must-see. A must-hear. However, READ MORE

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