The Sisters of The Good Samaritan - Protection of Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults
February 2016

A merciful Lent

Looking with mercy – in every aspect of life, has the potential to change me and all those I encounter, writes Good Samaritan Sister Meg Kahler.

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Good Sams reach century in Brisbane

Good Sams reach century in Brisbane

Brisbane celebrated the centenary of the arrival of the Good Samaritan Sisters to Brisbane last month. A large group of sisters attended the celebration at Sts Peter and Paul’s Church,...

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Asia-Pacific leadership gathering a first for sisters

Asia-Pacific leadership gathering a first for sisters

More than 20 sisters from Kiribati, the Philippines, Japan and Australia gathered recently for the inaugural Good Samaritan Sisters’ Asia-Pacific Leadership Forum to explore some of the cross-cultural aspects of...

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Jareer wins “coveted” Mater Dei Peace Prize

Jareer wins “coveted” Mater Dei Peace Prize

Finishing secondary school is a significant milestone for any student, but for Jareer Jaber, who graduated last year from Year 12 at Mater Dei School for children with special needs,...

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Letting go of attachments

Letting go of attachments

The challenge of Lent is to go deeper into our own hearts despite the distractions, to go beyond the religious differences and the pettiness of the world around us, and...

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Passionate about education

Passionate about education

Sister Ann-Maree Nicholls is something of a rare species. She laughs at the idea, but agrees. Ann-Maree is the only Sister of the Good Samaritan working as a school principal...

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Building up the Paris momentum for climate action

Building up the Paris momentum for climate action

Last year’s much-anticipated UN Climate Change Conference in Paris did not deliver all that was needed. It did not even deliver all that was hoped for, but it did deliver...

Tags: Opinion

A time of conscious waiting

In what way are the 40 days of Lent also meant to be a time of conscious waiting for us, asks Good Samaritan Sister Clare Condon.

Tags: Musings of a Leader

Vague wanting

Our lives, yours and mine, are too precious to fritter away on lukewarm commitments and half-hearted vows, writes Good Samaritan Sister Patty Fawkner.

Tags: Faith in the Ordinary

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