February 2024

We are called to be neighbour to asylum seekers and refugees

Australians are good at responding to national emergencies with neighbourly deeds, but where is our compassionate response to the asylum seekers and refugees living on our shores, asks Catherine McCahill.

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Catholic community acknowledges Good Samaritans’ presence in Nara over 70 years

The warm relationship between the Sisters of the Good Samaritan and the Catholic community of Nara was celebrated recently in recognition of the anniversary of the Sisters’ arrival in Japan.

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Hundreds left homeless in Bacolod after fires destroy dwellings

The Good Samaritan Sisters and the Good Samaritan Foundation have been working together to help families in Bacolod in the Philippines who were left homeless after a series of fires.

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Fruits of a Good Samaritan connection continue to flourish

The bonds between two congregations of Sisters who share a name and a charism have been strengthened through the life-saving healthcare provided by the St Veronica Medical Centre in Uganda.

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The Pilgrim and the Apprentice: A regenerative learning journey

Each of us is uniquely called to wholeness and Oneness within nature, rather than living a divided life from Self and the splendour of planet Earth, writes Dr Bern Nicholls.

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On Finding My Voice

Kim P Sami’s entry On Finding My Voice was highly commended in The Good Oil 2023 Writers’ Award, which has the aim of supporting and encouraging emerging and published writers.

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Bright Shining: how grace changes everything

In her new book Bright Shining: how grace changes everything, Australian author and broadcaster Julia Baird explores that most mysterious but necessary of human qualities: grace. Reviewed by Tracey Edstein.

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