Good Samaritan Publications

Spirituality, education and liturgy are at the heart of Good Samaritan life and mission. A number of Good Samaritan Sisters have put pen to paper to bring the Good Samaritan insight into faith and life to contemporary readers.

 

     

Title:

The Gift of Saint Benedict

 

Author:

Verna Holyhead SGS
 

Publisher:

John Garratt Publishing
 

Description:       

This beautiful book, with its charming illustrations by Lynne Muir, is for those who wish to explore how Benedict’s vision can help in living a more balanced and centred life. The book explores such virtues as humility, praise, and compassion.
 

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From publisher and Catholic bookstores.
     
     

 

     

Title:

What Name Shall I Tell Them? – Reflections on the Biblical Names and Images of God

 

Author:

Verna Holyhead SGS
 

Publisher:

John Garratt Publishing
 

Description:       

These reflections briefly explore 40 images of God from the Old and New Testament. Verna Holyhead invites the reader into a deeper reflection and intimate prayer in response to each name and image for God.
 

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Title:

Welcoming the Word Series:

Building on Rock – Year A
Sowing the Seed – Year B
With Burning Hearts – Year C

 

Author:

Verna Holyhead SGS
 

Publisher:

John Garratt Publishing
 

Description:      

In three volumes, Verna Holyhead reflects on the Sunday Lectionary for Years A, B and C. Verna calls us not only to hear the Word of God but to act on that Word. Her reflections shed light on what it means to be human, to be people of God in today’s world. A final chapter draws on the Rule of St Benedict and the Benedictine tradition to further explore the Lectionary readings.
 

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Title:

Wildflower Journey Prayers

 

Author:

Jacinta Shailer SGS
 

Publisher:

Rainbow Books
 

Description:       

This gathering of poems, meditations and prayers, enhanced by Jacinta Shailer’s inspired photography, invites us to dwell upon the sacred in creation. The book has morning and evening prayer for seven days.
 

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Title:

Children’s Daily Prayer Under the Southern Cross 2011

 

Author:

Margaret Smith SGS
 

Publisher:

Spectrum Publications
 

Description:      

Written for Primary School students and teachers, this rich resource offers prayers and readings for every day of the school year. The 2011 edition features each liturgical season, the prophets and peacemakers of our time, old and new saints (including Mary MacKillop and St Damian of Molokai), feasts of the Church and days in civic calendars such as World Refugee Day and World Environment Day.
 

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Title:

Facing Death Together – Parish Funerals

 

Author:

Margaret Smith SGS
 

Publisher:

Liturgy Training Publications
 

Description:      

This award-winning book helps answer questions of what we can do as we minister to the dying, the dead and those who mourn. As it explores the riches of the Order of Christian Funerals, the book reveals a rich theology and pastoral sensitivity. Enhanced with true stories of good pastoral practice, Facing Death Together offers practical advice for organising funerals and other rites associated with dying.
 

Availability:

Australian Distributor: Mosaic Resources and other Catholic bookstores.
     
     

 

        

Title:

Journey to the Heart – Celebrating 50 Years of Special Education at Mater Dei, 1957-2007

 

Author:

Jeanie Heininger SGS
 

Publisher:

Sisters of the Good Samaritan of the Order of St Benedict
 

Description:     

There are 50 stories for 50 years of Mater Dei School’s life. The stories, honest, inspiring and often very amusing, have been written by former or current teachers, staff, students and parents. The book is enriched by wonderful photographs of the Mater Dei community over the 50 years.
 

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Title:

Annals of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan of the Order of Saint Benedict, Volume II – 1938-1949; Volume III – 1950-1959

 

Author:

Marilyn Kelleher SGS
 

Publisher:

Sisters of the Good Samaritan of the Order of St Benedict
 

Description:     

Researched and written by Marilyn Kelleher SGS, Volume 2 of the Annals documents the history of the Good Samaritan Congregation from 1939-1949, while Volume 3 covers the period from 1950 to 1959. The publications build on an original Annals which chartered the history of the Good Sams from their beginning in 1857 until 1937.
 

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Contact Good Samaritan Offices. Phone: (+61) 2 8752 5300; info@goodsams.org.au