The Sisters of The Good Samaritan - Protection of Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults
May 2019

Social justice, ecology and the federal election

Australians will vote in the federal election this Saturday, so where do the major parties stand on issues of social justice and care for the environment?

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Mother and Child

Substance over style ‘Inn’ supporting mothers

Good Sam’s Inn and Housing ministries, provide significant support to mothers facing difficult times every day, not just on Mother’s Day, writes Debra Vermeer.

Tags: News Feature

Sr Patty Fawkner SGS

Unveiling Mary

The month of May is dedicated to Mary of Nazareth. Patty Fawkner reflects on her own Marian journey from ‘naïve piety’ and disillusioned critic to contemporary model and spiritual companion.

Tags: It Occurred to Me

Finding joy in everyday life

A life inspired by joyfulness has supported Sister Eiko Mukae SGS in her ministry as a Good Sam and walking with the poor in the Philippines.

Tags: Profile

Lay church leadership is realised one slippery rock at a time

Pauline Connelly reflects on the challenges of lay leadership at a time when the church’s hierarchy and structures are being destabilised.

Tags: Opinion

Iftar Dinner

Breaking bread and building bridges

Finding common ground over a shared meal in the holy month of Ramadan, provided an opportunity for the Islamic and Good Sams communities to reflect on mercy.

Tags: News

Coliseum ruins

St Benedict’s Rule offers fresh insight into age-old problem

A new series written by Benedictine Sister Joan Chittister is exploring the question of institutional breakdown through the Rule of St Benedict.

Tags: Review

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