July 2022

What is it about women and the Church?

During the Second Assembly of the Fifth Plenary Council of the Australian Catholic Church, we learnt from experience that synodality is not for the faint hearted, writes Patty Fawkner SGS.

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Call to Chapter heralds a time of prayerful discernment for Good Sams

Good Samaritan communities in Australia, the Philippines, Kiribati and Japan gathered in prayer this month for the Call to Chapter. This is the beginning of a 12-month process of discernment.

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Good Samaritan community commits to Laudato Si’ Action Goals

The Sisters of the Good Samaritan have launched their seven Laudato Si’ Action Goals, designed to help them turn their long-time commitment to caring for creation into day-to-day practical actions.

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Oblates’ outreach initiative focuses on the elderly in Bacolod

A collaboration between Good Samaritan Oblates in Caboolture, Queensland, and Bacolod, the Philippines, has resulted in a new grass-roots initiative where the Philippines Oblates visit elderly people in their community.

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Finding strength through channelling Mary

A childhood memory of an image of Mary in a leadlight window prompted Kate Englebrecht to question what it is that we humans fear so much at the spiritual level.

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Walking together

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s rich history and culture is something that people and systems across Australia have only recently begun to open, to understand, and receive more fully.

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Benedictine Life: A Vision Unfolding

The Benedictine Federation of St Scholastica recently celebrated its centenary by holding a Colloquium. Patty Fawkner SGS was invited to present a paper entitled ‘What we stand for – Witness’.

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