The Sisters of The Good Samaritan - Safeguarding of Children, Young People and Adults at Risk
December 2015
Grace thanks God for gift of courage

Grace thanks God for gift of courage

Sister Grace Marcelo thanks God for giving her the gift of courage to take the first steps towards her vocation as a Sister of the Good Samaritan – steps which have led her to a joyful ministry of caring for families in one of the poorest areas of her home

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“Clean-up Boulevard” about to begin

“Clean-up Boulevard” about to begin

Good Samaritan Sisters in the Philippines are about to embark on a two-year environmental project in Boulevard, a poor coastal community in Bacolod City, where garbage and pollution levels have...

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Brisbane schools gearing up for centenary celebrations

Brisbane schools gearing up for centenary celebrations

Three Brisbane schools all established by the Sisters of the Good Samaritan are gearing up for a year of celebrations in 2016 to commemorate their centenaries.

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Summer films for the mind and spirit

Some of our writers and readers have nominated a film they particularly enjoyed and would recommend to others for viewing over summer.

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House, but not home: youth residential care

House, but not home: youth residential care

For Australian children in residential care, living in a building with a bed, a fridge and a television does not constitute a home. A home can be a slum or...

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Christmas calls forth a contemplative and meditative stance

Christmas, the birth of divinity into humanity, is a profound and most challenging reality that goes beyond narrow logic and empirical evidence; it requires long and prayerful stillness which only...

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The power of language and literature

The power of language and literature

In this Jubilee Year of Mercy, if I could grant a special mercy to the women of Australia, it would be this: to amend the English text of Scripture used...

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A world in need of mercy

Surely we can hope that by renewing our understanding and practice of mercy in this Year of Mercy, our often unmerciful world, our world of fatigued compassion will be transformed,...

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