December 2022

Celebrating the wonder and the mystery of Christmas

Christmas, the feast of the Incarnation, the feast which celebrates the Messiah coming into our messy word, is also a feast celebrating me and my humanity, writes Patty Fawkner SGS.

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Good Samaritan Sister Elizabeth Delaney receives papal honour

Sister Elizabeth Delaney SGS has been presented with the pontifical honour Croce Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice for ‘her considerable service to the Church in the Archdiocese of Sydney and Australia’.

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Support for Oceania delegates' voices to be heard at COP27

At the recent COP27 UN Climate Conference, the voices of Oceania delegates were heard loud and clear, telling of the impacts of climate change on their land and their people.

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Online experience connects students with ministries in Bacolod

Student groups from across Good Samaritan Education schools gathered recently for an ‘online immersion’ experience with Sisters and staff of Good Samaritan ministries in Bacolod, the Philippines, writes Debra Vermeer.

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What the world needs now is poetry

When we call on poetry, we hope and expect to find something deep and genuine. In a time of rampant misinformation and ‘alternative facts’, poetry serves as a Cassandra-like truth-teller.

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Festive season a celebration of faith and family

The Good Samaritan Foundation brings together people and resources to support the works and initiatives of the Good Samaritan Sisters to assist the needy in communities across Australia and the Pacific.

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Read, watch, listen: top picks to bring in the New Year

In this edition, The Good Oil has gathered recommendations from some of our readers and writers on what to read, watch, and listen to over Christmas and the New Year.

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