April 2024

The call to Galilee is an invitation to live the life of Jesus

In witnessing a random act of kindness, I caught a glimpse of the resurrection, a glimpse of the presence of God’s reign in our human reality, writes Sister Catherine McCahill.

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Life Membership for Good Samaritan Sister Mary O’Shannassy JP

Good Samaritan Sister Mary O’Shannassy, well known for her ministry as a prison chaplain, has been recognised for her 30 years of community service as a Justice of the Peace.

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Good Samaritan Sisters’ ministries are flourishing in Kiribati

When Sister Michelle Reid visited Kiribati, she was struck by two things: the vulnerability of the land due to rising sea levels and the ministry of the Good Samaritan Sisters.

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Fostering global connections: Bennies welcomes students from Japan

In March this year, students from Seiwa Joshi Gakuin College in Sasebo in Japan visited Mount St Benedict College in Pennant Hills, continuing a tradition that began in the 1960s.

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We can be the change we want to see in the world

On World Water Day last month, members of the Faith and Ecology Network came together for an online workshop on connecting faith with ecological awareness and care, writes Sue Martin.

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Classroom drama tackles uncomfortable truths at the chalkface

Nominated for an Academy Award for Best International Film, The Teachers’ Lounge is a drama about the power dynamics in a school system where every decision feels like a mistake.

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Author and educator Ann Rennie: 'I thank God for whatever the day holds'

Melbourne-based author and educator Ann Rennie is now at a stage in her life when saying Yes to unexpected invitations is opening up a range of new experiences and adventures.

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