The Sisters of The Good Samaritan - Protection of Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults
April 2014
Celebrating the Paschal Triduum: ‘rehearsal’ for paschal living

Celebrating the Paschal Triduum: ‘rehearsal’ for paschal living

Dare we let this year’s Paschal Triduum take us out of our comfort zone and send us on a risky journey to the peripheries, as Pope Francis would have it, asks Good Samaritan Sister Margaret Smith.

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Sisters gather to focus on future life and mission

Sisters gather to focus on future life and mission

Around 140 Sisters of the Good Samaritan from various parts of Australia, Kiribati, the Philippines, Japan and Timor Leste will converge on Sydney from April 22-24 for a special assembly...

Tags: News

A pilgrimage: every step along the way has meaning

A pilgrimage: every step along the way has meaning

For 12 days in April, 20 people from Good Samaritan Education journeyed together on a pilgrimage to Italy and England which immersed them in the history and spirituality of the...

Tags: News, Photo Essay

How a kindergarten teacher inspired a student

How a kindergarten teacher inspired a student

Helen Chiha has never forgotten her kindergarten teacher, Good Samaritan Sister Colleen Leonard. Not only that, she says Colleen inspired her to become an early primary school teacher herself and...

Tags: Profile

Religion, politics and the ‘consistent ethic of life’

Religion, politics and the ‘consistent ethic of life’

We should question supposed Christian organisations concerned only with bioethical or so-called moral issues related to life, death and sexuality, without reference to equality, inclusion and a decent and meaningful...

Tags: Opinion

What are the pressing social needs of our time?

Who has a claim on our courage, compassion and commitment today in Australia, asks Good Samaritan Sister Clare Condon.

Tags: Musings of a Leader

My father picked wildflowers in Palestine

My father picked wildflowers in Palestine

As we commemorate Easter and ANZAC Day, Sister Pam Grey shares a poem about one of her father’s ‘lighter’ war stories.

Tags: Faith in the Ordinary

My spiky visitor

My spiky visitor

We all have some echidna-like characteristics. When we sense that our vulnerability is in danger, something akin to fear rushes to the surface and we respond by raising a spike...

Tags: Faith in the Ordinary

Why we felt compelled to act

Why we felt compelled to act

If you thought your government was perpetrating evil, how far would you be willing to go to stop them, ask Donna Mulhearn and Justin Whelan.

Tags: Being Just Neighbours

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