February 2023

Remembering George Pell

Like many, I was stunned to learn of the death of George Pell last month. The polarising impact of this conservative culture warrior continues beyond the grave, writes Patty Fawkner.

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Renovated centre looks to the future while honouring the past

The Sisters of the Good Samaritan have warmly welcomed members of their community to a liturgy marking the Blessing and Opening of renovations to St Scholastica’s Congregational Centre in Glebe.

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Eight new scholars participate in women’s leadership program

The Good Samaritan Study and Mentoring (SAM) Leadership Program is back for its third year in 2023, with eight women receiving support to undertake studies aimed at promoting women’s leadership.

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Wivenhoe Conservation Area leaves a legacy of ecological renewal

The Sisters of the Good Samaritan are withdrawing from the stewardship of their Wivenhoe landholding at Cobbitty and in the process will ensure ongoing security for the Mater Dei School

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Lent calls us into deeper relationship with God and each other

During Lent, let us reflect on all that we have been given, on all that makes us fully human, and ‘pay forward’ those gifts to others, writes Veronica McCluskie SGS.

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Project to develop sewing skills has a big impact at Santa Teresa

Sewing machines, a teacher with experience in Arrernte communities of Central Australia, and financial and practical support was all it took for a small idea to have a big impact.

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Proud to be part of a community that engenders hope

An opportunity to grow, to make mistakes and learn from them, and to be part of something bigger than me brings meaning and purpose to my life, writes Carlo Tingson.

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