May 2023

Learning to cultivate the gift of solitude

Solitude doesn’t just happen. Like a garden, it needs cultivating. It requires a tolerance for time spent alone, a tolerance for silence and stillness, writes Congregational Leader Patty Fawkner SGS.

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Tokarerei Matiera begins a new chapter in her vocation journey

When Tokarerei Matiera arrived from Kiribati recently to begin her Novitiate with the Sisters of the Good Samaritan, it was the beginning of an exciting new chapter in her life.

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St Veronica Medical Centre in Uganda opens its doors

A newly built medical centre has opened its doors in Uganda and is already making a difference in the life of the community in the spirit of the Good Samaritan

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Along the path of the Gospels with Benedict, Scholastica and Polding

Last month, the first post-COVID Good Samaritan Education Benedictine Pilgrimage took up the path of Benedict, Scholastica and Polding across the United Kingdom and Italy. Several pilgrims share their experiences.

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Sister Margaret Lyons SGS: a woman of wisdom

When the card arrived marked “Return to Sender”, the first thing that entered my mind was that my friend, Margaret, to whom the Christmas card had been sent, had moved.

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In Earth’s Sacred Womb

Sitting on the soil of the Flinders Ranges, in Ikara, the very heart and womb of that sacred meeting place for the Adnyamathanha People, was life changing for Marie Casamento.

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Inclusivity, for all

At the Good Samaritan Outreach Centre we strive to be inclusive, recognising the needs of the poor and vulnerable, and reaching out with compassion and love, writes Sister Anne Dixon.

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