The Sisters of The Good Samaritan - Protection of Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults
September 2015
Providing hope and support for thousands of women

Providing hope and support for thousands of women

Former Stella Maris College student Krystal Barter says she had a typical, “idyllic” upbringing, except for one thing – many of the women in her family, including her Mum and her Nan, had been diagnosed with either breast or ovarian cancer.

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Mater Dei goes solar

Mater Dei goes solar

Mater Dei School for children with special needs in Camden, NSW, is the latest in a growing number of Good Samaritan Education schools to embrace solar power so as to...

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New executive director for Good Sam Education

New executive director for Good Sam Education

The Governing Council of Good Samaritan Education, the ecclesial community established in 2011 to oversee the ethos, mission and stewardship of the ten incorporated Good Samaritan Colleges, has announced the...

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Sabbath making

Sabbath making

One in four of us will experience a mental illness at some stage in our lives.

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Asking RU OK could make all the difference

Asking RU OK could make all the difference

Are you okay? I remember the first time a colleague asked me that question, about five years ago on RU OK day. I replied with a breezy, “Yes thanks, I’m...

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Compassion that is true and substantive

I believe we need to seriously depth our understanding of what a compassionate response to the Syrian crisis really means, writes Good Samaritan Sister Clare Condon.

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How life can change in a minute or less

How life can change in a minute or less

Who am I five years on from being diagnosed with a brain tumour, asks Good Samaritan Sister Margaret Keane. I am not the same. And yet, in essence, I am...

Tags: Faith in the Ordinary

A fundamental gesture of faith, hope and love

A fundamental gesture of faith, hope and love

Baptism acknowledges our primal dignity as God’s good creation, and gives us our identity – heirs to the Kingdom of Heaven, writes Margaret-Mary Flynn.

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The cost of nuclear power

The cost of nuclear power

In the same week that Japan remembered the horrors of the 1945 nuclear bombings, and only four-and-a-half-years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the Japanese Government restarted the country’s nuclear power...

Tags: Being Just Neighbours

Greatest fault in being human

Greatest fault in being human

Ellie Betteridge-Garvey’s song lyrics capture the sentiments of millions of people around the world.

Tags: Poetry

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