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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.

Posted on: May 17, 2023

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

Posted on: May 17, 2023

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.

Posted on: May 17, 2023

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.

Posted on: May 16, 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.

Posted on: May 16, 2023

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.

Posted on: May 16, 2023

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.

Posted on: May 16, 2023

Study opportunity will strengthen Donna’s ministry of care and support

Donna Belle Ferrer said she receives much more than she gives from her ministry in psycho-social support for diocesan seminarians and parents and teachers at the Good Samaritan Kinder School.

Posted on: April 19, 2023

New community house in Kiribati a witness to God’s hospitality for all

The Sisters of the Good Samaritan in Temaiku, Kiribati, have officially taken up residence in their new community house, further deepening their commitment to the people of the island nation.

Posted on: April 19, 2023

Big Sister Little Sister Program helps students to flourish

When students first start at Lourdes Hill College their Big Sister writes them a letter. This letter tells them to be brave, be inspired and explore all the College offers.

Posted on: April 19, 2023

With the resurrection, life is changed not ended

The Very Hungry Caterpillar was a favourite when our children were little, and now, many years later, it has delightfully reappeared at story-time with our toddler grandchildren, writes Monica Dutton.

Posted on: April 18, 2023

History is calling

First Nations Peoples have an inalienable right to be heard at the highest level of the nation’s governance. History is calling all of us forward, writes Sister Clare Condon SGS.

Posted on: April 18, 2023

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