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July 2015
Good Sams living the present with passion

Good Sams living the present with passion

A new short film which captures the contemporary life and mission of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan was launched recently as part of celebrations for the Feast of St Benedict on July 11.

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Good Samaritan Housing welcomes new residents

Good Samaritan Housing welcomes new residents

Moving into a unit provided by Good Samaritan Housing in Brisbane has been the circuit breaker that Alison and her baby were looking for, creating a secure space in their...

Tags: News

Mary Magdalene: friend, icon, model

We have yet to balance spirituality and sexuality in the Church especially in regard to women. Women’s leadership and spiritual influence will be compromised until we do, writes Good Samaritan...

Tags: Feature

A remarkable passion for God

A remarkable passion for God

Monica Brown is well known in Australia and internationally as a Christian composer, teacher, facilitator and community animator. Through Emmaus Productions, now 30 years old, Monica and her collaborators continue...

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Does religion cause violence?

Does religion cause violence?

I suspect we don’t think about the question of religious violence enough in Australia, and when we do, I worry that our gaze is fixed on other people and other...

Tags: Opinion

Wrestling with my angels in the Holy Land

Wrestling with my angels in the Holy Land

Nonviolence calls me to always be reflective about my own relationships with others to ensure that I, too, am not a tool of oppression, fear or hatred. To love one’s...

Tags: Opinion

Powerful personal stories of courage

Let’s have more conversational forums where we hear the personal stories of ordinary, courageous Australians, says Good Samaritan Sister Clare Condon.

Tags: Musings of a Leader

There’s no place like home

There’s no place like home

The homes I knew growing up were indeed humble by the standards of today’s glossy magazines, but they were truly homely places, and I remember with gratitude the shelter they...

Tags: Faith in the Ordinary

Common threads: Francis’ encyclical and Benedict’s rule

Common threads: Francis’ encyclical and Benedict’s rule

The concerns and values expressed in Pope Francis’ new encyclical “Laudato Si” are also central to the rule of St Benedict, says Good Samaritan Sister Mary McDonald.

Tags: Being Just Neighbours

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