The Sisters of The Good Samaritan - Protection of Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults
May 2012

A keen interest in all things Aboriginal

For as long as she can remember, Good Samaritan Sister Val Deakin has had a keen interest in Aboriginal people and culture.

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Schols students embrace faith mentoring role

Schols students embrace faith mentoring role

When Year 10 students from St Scholastica’s College, Glebe were asked earlier this year to assist a group of catechists at a nearby State primary school, college staff thought a...

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High profile women support Good Sams Foundation

High profile women support Good Sams Foundation

A number of high profile women from different walks of life are among many the generous people demonstrating their support for the Good Sams Foundation this year.

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Former Lourdes Hill pupil earns ACU’s highest honour

Former Lourdes Hill pupil earns ACU’s highest honour

Respected Indigenous elder and former pupil of Brisbane’s Lourdes Hill College, Aunty Joan Hendriks, has been awarded the Australian Catholic University’s highest honour, Doctor of the University.

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To live is to change: Vatican II and the pilgrim Church

To live is to change: Vatican II and the pilgrim Church

Vatican II was not just a ground-breaking achievement, but an ongoing summons to mission at the heart of the world in which we live, writes Good Samaritan Sister Sonia Wagner.

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Does ecumenism matter?

Does ecumenism matter?

As the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity approaches, Good Samaritan Sister Bernardina Sontrop asks “Does ecumenism matter”?

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We should never be afraid of the truth

Can the rest of the world learn any lessons from the tragedy of Fukushima? Surely there are some lessons for Australia, writes Good Samaritan Sister Clare Condon.

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Carrying the pain of others: reviving an ancient journey

Carrying the pain of others: reviving an ancient journey

At first blush, the concept seemed frankly medieval. An idea left behind centuries ago, writes Tony Doherty.

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Coffee and chocolate: a good starting place

Coffee and chocolate: a good starting place

If you grabbed a handful of people off the street and asked them what they knew about fair trade, coffee and chocolate would feature prominently in their answers, says Evan...

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