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News

New partnership in Kiribati to begin in 2018

The Good Samaritan Sisters will be forging a new partnership early next year when Brenda Keenan becomes the first person to take up a two-year READ MORE

World oblate congress rich experience for Good Sam delegates

The Good Samaritan Sisters were represented at an international conference in Rome last month which explored what it means to be a Benedictine Oblate in READ MORE

Feature

TGO’s big and small screen picks for summer

Some of “The Good Oil’s” writers and readers offer their big and small screen picks for the summer season – viewing they think will engage READ MORE

Profile

Meet Marella, Veronica, Meg and Catherine

Meet the four Council members who will assist and advise Sister Patty Fawkner in her role as Congregational Leader until 2023. READ MORE

Opinion

Who is welcome at our inn?

As the Christmas season approaches, we are challenged to ask ourselves once again who is welcome at our inn. Who do we open our hearts, READ MORE

Are we “honourable people”?

Why do the majority of Australians support a Government policy that is illegal, cruel, inflicted on hapless people and contrary to international conventions that we READ MORE

It Occurred to Me

Of Maya and Mary

When we see the images of Mary and her child this Christmas, may we pause and think of Maya and the countless victims of sexual READ MORE

Poetry

A matter of perspective

“Goes forth a cry in the wasteland, full-throated, determined, forceful rippling down the aeons of time… ‘Prepare the way of the Lord!’,” writes Sister Marie READ MORE

Why am I so harried with thoughts?

“Remember, this is your world, you can no longer be ignorant like a sleeping innocent baby”, “be the difference”, “reach out each day to be READ MORE

What's On

What's On

Find out what's happening in the Good Samaritan community and beyond. Keep track of events in our Good Samaritan and Church calendars, as well as activities in the broader community of relevance to our faith life.

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