The Sisters of The Good Samaritan - Protection of Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults
August 2013
One woman’s journey with chronic pain

One woman’s journey with chronic pain

After years of debilitating pain and more than a dozen major operations, Sister Mary-Lynne Cochrane says she’s been given new life thanks to a book and holistic treatment program which gives hope to sufferers of chronic pain.

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Gathering attracts participants from near and far

Gathering attracts participants from near and far

Planning is in full swing for the Good Samaritan Partnership Gathering which will be held in Sydney in early October.

Tags: News

Lessons in leadership

Rudd or Abbott? Post September 7 we will continue to discuss leaders and leadership because we are a species fascinated by leadership, writes Good Samaritan Sister Patty Fawkner.

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The importance of believing in others

The importance of believing in others

“I’ve always worked with the marginalised,” says Cate Sydes. “I’ve always been drawn to kids and young people in need.”

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On perception, tastes and priorities

On perception, tastes and priorities

We all judge those around us, but don’t judge until you know the whole truth, writes Taylor Mills.

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Child protection a priority

I am utterly committed to the ongoing development of best practice in the protection of children and the prevention of abuse of children at every level within all Church structures,...

Tags: Musings of a Leader

When the ordinary becomes extraordinary

When the ordinary becomes extraordinary

We might have a wonderfully rich religious culture, but by and large, we have lost the key to it, writes Judith Scully.

Tags: Faith in the Ordinary

Holding on to hope

Holding on to hope

I don’t know about the rest of the country, but I’m tired and I’m frustrated, and I’m struggling to find hope for a way forward regarding Australia’s treatment of asylum...

Tags: Being Just Neighbours

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