The Sisters of The Good Samaritan - Protection of Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults
November 2011

Is your Catholic identity being stolen?

“Identity theft is a major crime around the world. In a strangely analogous way, there is concern growing that forces mysterious may even be stealing our Catholic identity. If we had to report such a theft, how would we describe our loss,” asks Garry Everett.

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New oblates to be welcomed

New oblates to be welcomed

During a liturgy on November 12 in Sydney, six women and one man will be received as Oblates of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan.

Tags: News

Good Sam Foundation Christmas Appeal launched

Good Sam Foundation Christmas Appeal launched

Over 130 people attended a Melbourne Cup fundraising event in Brisbane recently to kick-start the 2011 Christmas Appeal for the Sisters of the Good Samaritan Foundation.

Tags: News

Remembering families on the land

Remembering families on the land

It was about two years ago while visiting a friend in Melbourne that Good Samaritan Sister Margaret Mithen stumbled upon a community outreach initiative she felt compelled to support.

Tags: News

Japanese sisters recount the road of conversion

Japanese sisters recount the road of conversion

The “National Catholic Reporter’s” Joshua McElwee recently spoke to two Japanese Good Samaritan Sisters about their journeys from Buddhism to Catholicism.

Tags: Feature

A heart for the poor

A heart for the poor

Despite the presence of many long-established religious orders in the Philippines, it’s interesting that Germia Tocama chose to join the Australian-founded Good Samaritan Sisters.

Tags: Profile

Crises and opportunities

“We are witnesses of a new global world emerging and one which is being confronted by a number of ongoing events which can generally be identified as ‘crises’,” writes Good...

Tags: Musings of a Leader

Discovering again a language that is accessible

Discovering again a language that is accessible

“In over 20 years of working with young people on retreats, I have discovered several things that both lift me up with great joy and other things that leave me...

Tags: Faith in the Ordinary

A peep into my past

A peep into my past

Looking back on her 30-year ministry with people on the fringes of life, Good Samaritan Sister Pauline Fitz-Walter shares some of her insights.

Tags: Being Just Neighbours

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