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December 2011
“Schoolies week” takes a new direction

“Schoolies week” takes a new direction

“Schoolies Week” is rarely seen in a positive light by those looking on. But some “schoolies”, including 12 students from Good Samaritan Schools in NSW, have chosen an alternate way to celebrate their end of school life.

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New members of Good Samaritan Education commissioned

New members of Good Samaritan Education commissioned

Good Samaritan Education, a new Church entity established to oversee the canonical governance of the Good Samaritan Congregation’s ten colleges, was launched recently.

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Brisbane sister honoured for anti-slavery work

Brisbane sister honoured for anti-slavery work

Sister Pauline Coll has received a national award for her distinctive contribution and commitment to the fight against human trafficking, slavery and forced labour.

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Sisters join forces to strengthen ATSI ministries

Sisters join forces to strengthen ATSI ministries

A new partnership is being forged between the Sisters of St Joseph, the Sisters of the Good Samaritan, the Sisters of Mercy and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) peoples...

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Good summer reads for the mind and spirit

In this our last edition for 2011, “The Good Oil” invited ten people – some of our readers and some who have written for us this year – to nominate...

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A passionate believer in the power of education

A passionate believer in the power of education

For Kay Herse, education enables people to engage with the mysteries of life, to ask the questions that need asking about the way things are and, as a result, to...

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Reflecting on Quentin Dempster’s “The Right to Die”

Reflecting on Quentin Dempster’s “The Right to Die”

In November 2011 the ABC’s “7.30 NSW” program produced a story entitled “The Right to Die”. It was compelling television, including an interview with a well-educated MS sufferer, Loredana Alessio-Mulhall...

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Seeing Christmas in its proper context

The Christmas story is a reflection of our own story where we all strive in some way or another to be born into the fullness of life, writes Good Samaritan...

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Christmas down under

Perhaps as a nation come of age, and as a people whose many citizens originate from climes other than northern Europe, it is time for us to claim new images...

Tags: Faith in the Ordinary

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