October 2023

Being Neighbour – one leader’s perspective

The first Good Samaritan Sisters arrived in Japan in 1948. As I pray in St Mary’s Cathedral in Osaka, a kaleidoscope of images and memories floods my senses and spirit.

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A love of learning and teaching underpins new Superior’s life and ministry

A love of learning and teaching has underpinned the life and ministry of Catherine McCahill, Congregational Leader of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan, who was installed on 25 September.

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Benedictine leadership course supports Sr Grace Marcelo in her ministry

A short course in Rome on Leadership in the Rule of St Benedict was a wonderful experience of intercultural learning for Sister Grace Marcelo and provided fresh insights and strategies.

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Social justice advocates shine a spotlight on human trafficking

Two Sisters of the Good Samaritan were part of a team of staff and volunteers from ACRATH who met senior MPs, advisers and departmental officers during a week of advocacy.

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Can God's will be beyond a yes or no? Reflecting God’s will in a synodal Church

The Synod of Bishops is underway and as we dive deeper into seeking a synodal approach to religious interaction the end goal can remain nebulous and intangible, writes Nimmi Candappa.

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I'm listening

Catherine McAleer’s entry ‘I’m listening’ was awarded second prize in The Good Oil 2023 Writers’ Award, which aims to support and encourage the development of both emerging and published writers.

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Benedict’s Rule provides insights for living through times of impasse

The Church, and in particular religious life, is living in a reformation time, characterised by both great upheaval and a great opportunity to draw deeply from the roots of faith.

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