September 2017 View online version
The Good Sams
The Good Oil

The e-magazine of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan


Gathering to set new directions and elect leadership

Around 120 Sisters of the Good Samaritan from different parts of Australia, Japan, the Philippines and Kiribati will come together in Sydney this weekend to READ MORE

Accompanying Japan’s “triple disaster” survivors

Sister Haruko Morikawa temporarily relocated to north-eastern Japan earlier this year to accompany survivors of Japan’s “triple disaster”. She says her experiences so far are READ MORE

Ready to move on and let others guide the way

Sister Clare Condon will end her 12-year term as Congregational Leader of the Good Samaritan Sisters at the upcoming Chapter. READ MORE


A new chapter in the life of the Good Sams

They’ve had 25 Chapters in their 160-year history. What will Chapter 26 hold for the Sisters of the Good Samaritan? READ MORE

Musings of a Leader

Having a voice

Our voice may seem insignificant, but it needs to be heard, respected and encouraged. READ MORE

Young Writers' Award 2017

Grey, the colour of unity

The judges said Abrafi Owusu-Mensah’s article is an “artfully-composed” exploration of the question – Who is my neighbour? “It is a mature and insightful piece, READ MORE

To testify

Georgia Rice’s article “teases out the relationship between mercy, forgiveness, compassion and freedom”, said the judges. READ MORE

My neighbour, the good Samaritan

“With striking honesty, sincerity and warmth,” said the judges, Grace Hawkes “reminds us that our neighbours are those who literally live in the homes next READ MORE

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