June 2023

It’s time to say enough is enough!

All hate speech should be condemned, but it is far easier for me to call out racism than to examine the racism that lurks within my heart, writes Patty Fawkner.

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The Good Oil 2023 Writers’ Award – Finding My Voice

Entries are invited for The Good Oil 2023 Writers’ Award, an initiative of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan. Entry is free and open to both emerging and published writers.

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New era of lay governance has begun for Good Samaritan Oblates

A new era of lay governance has begun for Good Samaritan Oblates, with the recent commissioning of the inaugural Oblate Leadership Team and Oblate Council at Glebe on June 3.

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Sister Taabeia Ibouri’s new role in supporting seasonal workers from Kiribati

When Good Samaritan Sister Taabeia Ibouri was living in Australia she got to know some seasonal workers from her home country of Kiribati and learnt of the challenges they faced.

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Pastoral organiser and Pacific climate leader to address Chapter gathering

Two respected community leaders will address the Chapter of Affairs Gathering next month as the Sisters of the Good Samaritan discern a new phase in their Congregation’s life and mission.

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Benedictine Footprints: a retreat that changed lives

Author and Benedictine Oblate Judith Valente was joined by 16 pilgrims for the Benedictine Footprints pilgrimage/retreat in the Abruzzo region of Italy last month for a contemplative, cultural, culinary journey.

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Film review: Freedom Is Beautiful

Freedom Is Beautiful follows the journey of two extraordinary Kurdish refugees, Farhad Bandesh and Mostafa (Moz) Azimitabar, who fled persecution in Iran and arrived in Australia seeking asylum in 2013.

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