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Good Samaritan Sister Elizabeth Delaney receives papal honour

Sister Elizabeth Delaney SGS has been presented with the pontifical honour Croce Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice for ‘her considerable service to the Church in the Archdiocese of Sydney and Australia’.

Posted on: December 21, 2022

Support for Oceania delegates' voices to be heard at COP27

At the recent COP27 UN Climate Conference, the voices of Oceania delegates were heard loud and clear, telling of the impacts of climate change on their land and their people.

Posted on: December 21, 2022

Online experience connects students with ministries in Bacolod

Student groups from across Good Samaritan Education schools gathered recently for an ‘online immersion’ experience with Sisters and staff of Good Samaritan ministries in Bacolod, the Philippines, writes Debra Vermeer.

Posted on: December 21, 2022

What the world needs now is poetry

When we call on poetry, we hope and expect to find something deep and genuine. In a time of rampant misinformation and ‘alternative facts’, poetry serves as a Cassandra-like truth-teller.

Posted on: December 20, 2022

Festive season a celebration of faith and family

The Good Samaritan Foundation brings together people and resources to support the works and initiatives of the Good Samaritan Sisters to assist the needy in communities across Australia and the Pacific.

Posted on: December 20, 2022

Read, watch, listen: top picks to bring in the New Year

In this edition, The Good Oil has gathered recommendations from some of our readers and writers on what to read, watch, and listen to over Christmas and the New Year.

Posted on: December 20, 2022

Celebrating the wonder and the mystery of Christmas

Christmas, the feast of the Incarnation, the feast which celebrates the Messiah coming into our messy word, is also a feast celebrating me and my humanity, writes Patty Fawkner SGS.

Posted on: December 20, 2022

NATSICC Assembly a chance to share stories, experiences and knowledge

Four members of the Good Samaritan community who attended the recent National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council Assembly in Townsville, say it was an enriching and humbling experience.

Posted on: November 16, 2022

Crisis refuge for women and children receives funding boost

The Good Samaritan Inn’s vision for the expansion of its residential services for women and children who have experienced family violence and/or homelessness is edging closer to becoming a reality.

Posted on: November 16, 2022

Good Samaritan Education launches new statement

The new statement, Good Samaritan Education: Schools of Welcome, reflects the core values of the Good Samaritan Benedictine tradition, which challenge and inspire every aspect of GSE’s mission and ministry.

Posted on: November 16, 2022

And still we pray and long for peace

As we approach Advent, preparing to celebrate the birth of Jesus, I am mindful of so many situations in which we long for peace, writes Good Samaritan Sister Catherine McCahill.

Posted on: November 15, 2022

Caring for Sisters’ health and well-being ‘a graced experience’

In more than a decade as Health and Well-being Coordinator for the Sisters of the Good Samaritan, Marie Mohr has seen much in the way of change, growth and challenges.

Posted on: November 15, 2022

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