October 2021

Plenary Council reveals a diversity that is both enriching and challenging

When the Catholic Church in Australia gathered online for the first General Assembly of the Fifth Plenary Council earlier this month, Congregational Leader Patty Fawkner participated as a Council Member.

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Good Samaritan Sisters join together in caring for community

A collaboration born of a shared name and a shared charism is bearing fruit in Uganda where a medical centre that will provide healthcare to the community is under construction.

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Catholic leaders call for action to consign fossil fuels to history

The Sisters of the Good Samaritan have joined Catholic leaders from G20 countries who have sent a letter to world leaders ahead of crucial United Nations climate meetings this month.

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Lourdes Hill social justice project so much more than a knitted square

Nine years ago, Lourdes Hill College instigated the Blankets for Brisbane project so that students in Years 7, 8 and 9 could be involved in a collaborative social justice project.

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‘Stand with Tosy’ campaign aims to drive action on climate change

The Sisters of the Good Samaritan are supporting a new campaign from the Edmund Rice Centre’s Pacific Calling Partnership for Australian political leaders to urgently commit to climate change action.

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Peace-building mission of Japanese Sisters lives on in Bacolod

The decades-long ‘peace-building’ mission between the Japanese Sisters of the Good Samaritan and the Bacolod community has come to an end with the last of the Sisters returning to Japan.

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Communications Coordinator – Sisters of the Good Samaritan

The Sisters of the Good Samaritan are seeking to employ a passionate and enthusiastic communications professional, in a permanent part-time role (22.5 hours per week), to develop and implement communications


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