October 2022

Bearing witness is intrinsic to the path of reconciliation and healing

The First Nations Voice to Parliament is an opportunity for us to bear witness to the crimes, the cruelty and misguided policies of the past, writes Sister Patty Fawkner SGS.

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Award recognises Sr Catherine Slattery's contribution to Catholic education

Good Samaritan Sister and educator, Sister Catherine Slattery, has been awarded the Brother Kelvin Canavan Catholic School Leadership Award for 2022 in recognition of her extensive contribution to Catholic education.

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Good Samaritan community in Bacolod launches eco-restoration project

The Good Samaritan community in Bacolod, the Philippines, has come together to launch Project Samaritan, an eco-restoration project at a public park in a bid to foster the local ecology

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ACU names lecture theatre after Aunty Joan Hendriks

One of Queensland’s most respected advocates for the rights of Indigenous Australians, the late Aunty Joan Hendriks, has had a lecture theatre named in her honour at ACU’s Banyo Campus.

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Journey to becoming Oblates a ‘life-changing experience’

The Good Samaritan community in Victoria welcomed three new Oblates last month, in a beautiful celebration at Santa Maria College in Northcote, Victoria, writes Debra Vermeer.

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Flourishing together

Rev Dr Josephine Inkpin offers a perspective on how developing faith-filled pathways with sexually and gender diverse people will support the discernment and celebration of the gifts of LGBTIQA+ lives.

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Little acts of kindness

There are many living among us who quietly help others with no expectation of gratitude or reimbursement. Bronwyn Boehm reflects on the little acts of kindness that often go untold.

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