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Good Samaritan Sr Juniko Toaua makes her Perpetual Profession

There were joyful celebrations in the Pacific island nation of Kiribati earlier this month when Sister Juniko Toaua SGS made her Perpetual Profession as a Sister of the Good Samaritan.

Posted on: June 19, 2024

Spiritual direction and mentoring are key elements of SAM Program

Participants in the Good Samaritan Study and Mentoring (SAM) Program said among the reasons they were drawn to apply was the opportunity to receive both spiritual direction and professional mentoring.

Posted on: June 19, 2024

The Good Oil Writers’ Workshop encourages and inspires

A room full of readers, writers and word-lovers came together in Sydney last month for The Good Oil Writers’ Workshop, where they explored the theme, Words Matter, writes Debra Vermeer.

Posted on: June 19, 2024

Writers Michael McGirr and Ann Rennie in Conversation

A workshop for writers hosted by the Sisters of the Good Samaritan in Sydney recently included a conversation between well-known author Michael McGirr and Melbourne-based writer and teacher Ann Rennie.

Posted on: June 18, 2024

Pulling towards justice

An Inter-Congregation Yarning Circle led by proud Ngiyampaa artist Sarah Richards was a space that fostered a rich sharing with renewed, ongoing and burgeoning friendships, writes Sister Anne McGuire RSM.

Posted on: June 16, 2024

We give thanks for our friendships, both in delight and disappointment

Following his recent remarks about women deacons and homosexuals, it occurs to me that Francis’ signature commitment to synodality has been compromised, seriously compromised, writes Good Samaritan Sister Patty Fawkner.

Posted on: June 15, 2024

Why God? Stories to Inspire Faith, by Richard Leonard SJ

This book is a collection of personal and engaging stories that speak of the power of God working in creation and through unlikely individuals and places. Reviewed by Tracey Edstein.

Posted on: June 14, 2024

To end domestic violence attitudes and behaviours must change

Domestic and family violence will continue if we ignore and tolerate violence and aggression, especially gendered aggression, in our homes, schools, workplaces and public places, writes Congregational Leader Catherine McCahill.

Posted on: June 13, 2024

Registration is open for the Good Oil Writers’ Workshop

A workshop that aims to support and encourage the development of both emerging and published writers will take place in Sydney on 29 May 2024, facilitated by author Michael McGirr.

Posted on: May 15, 2024

Kinder School in Bacolod celebrates 20th anniversary

The Good Samaritan Kinder School in Bacolod, the Philippines, established by the Sisters of the Good Samaritan to serve poor families of the squatter district, has celebrated its 20th anniversary.

Posted on: May 15, 2024

Good Samaritan Education launches Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan

Good Samaritan Education proudly launched our Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) to the broader community at our recent March Assembly. The launch marks a significant milestone in GSE’s reconciliation journey.

Posted on: May 15, 2024

The ageing journey offers opportunities for our spiritual growth

As I am in the last quarter of my lifecycle, I participated recently in a couple of workshops that explored the Spirituality of Ageing, writes Good Samaritan Sister Clare Condon.

Posted on: May 13, 2024

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