The Sisters of The Good Samaritan - Protection of Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults
April 2013

An oasis of peace, calm and spiritual nurturing

Behind the imposing brick walls of the Mount St Benedict Centre at Pennant Hills in Sydney, just a stone’s throw from traffic chaos, is a beautiful oasis of peace, calm and spiritual nurturing, writes Debra Vermeer.

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Germia makes life commitment to Good Sams

Germia makes life commitment to Good Sams

For Good Samaritan Sister Germia Tocama, last Saturday April 13 was “one of the greatest days” of her life. Germia made her perpetual profession as a Sister of the Good...

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Are you looking for more in your life?

Are you looking for more in your life?

Are you a young woman searching for something more in life? Do you want to contribute to enhancing the lives of others? Are you passionate about social justice? Do you...

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The gift of sadness

The gift of sadness

As Ailsa Piper grapples with sadness, she comes to see that this oft-suppressed emotion can be a gift.

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A pastoral heart

A pastoral heart

Good Samaritan Sister Mary Adams celebrated her 100th birthday on April 16. Anticipating this significant milestone, “The Good Oil” caught up with Mary at her home in Kangaroo Point, Brisbane.

Tags: Profile

Move over fight and flight

Don’t we all miss out when women’s experience is ignored, asks Good Samaritan Sister Patty Fawkner.

Tags: Opinion

Is vowed religious life relevant today?

Perhaps a commitment to vowed life is more significant than ever before, suggests Good Samaritan Sister Clare Condon.

Tags: Musings of a Leader

Finding God in the depths of silence

Finding God in the depths of silence

Real interior silence, not just the absence of noise, is a foundational spiritual discipline. So why are we so resistant to enter into it, asks Richard Rohr OFM.

Tags: Faith in the Ordinary

Changing our national conversation

Changing our national conversation

Have you found the meanness, fearfulness and negativity of our national political discourse soul-destroying, asks Sandie Cornish.

Tags: Being Just Neighbours

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