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December 2014
Moving beyond ignorance through shared stories

Moving beyond ignorance through shared stories

Are you one of the six in ten Australians who have never really encountered Aboriginal Australia?

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Good Sam appointed to national ecumenical role

Good Sam appointed to national ecumenical role

Sister Elizabeth Delaney has been appointed General Secretary of the National Council of Churches in Australia.

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Good Sams feature in new book

Good Sams feature in new book

A new book documents the impact of Vatican II on the lives of 14 Australian nuns, two of whom are Good Samaritan Sisters.

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Summer books for the mind and spirit

In this our last edition for 2014, “The Good Oil” invited some of our readers to nominate a book they particularly enjoyed and would recommend to others for the summer...

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For the best

For the best

Isabella Brown’s poignant piece earned her first place in the 2014 Lionel Bowen Young Writers’ Award.

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“One wild and precious life”

"One wild and precious life"

Kiribati woman Claire Anterea may not be a Good Samaritan Sister anymore, but she’s “still a Good Samaritan in some way or another, no matter what”.

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Joy arises from deep within

Pope Francis, in announcing the Year of Consecrated Life, is calling on religious women and men to “wake up the world” with a spirit of hope and peace, writes Good...

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The contradictions of Advent

The contradictions of Advent

For more years than I like to recall, the liturgical seasons of Advent, Lent and Easter have exerted a kind of push-pull in me, something like theology versus society, or...

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