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

A safe haven for women and children: 20 years on

“It’s so aptly named The Good Samaritan Inn,” says Mary O’Donohue, “because it is reaching out to people in their most vulnerable moments, and caring for them and making sure they’re well cared for when you send them lovingly on their way again.”

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Partnership gathering energises and enriches

More than 80 people from across Australia, and internationally from Japan, Kiribati and the Philippines, came together recently for a gathering to deepen their understanding of the Good Samaritan Benedictine...

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Supporting Filipinas in prison

Sister Anne Dixon left Australia nearly four years ago to live and work among some of the poorest people of Bacolod in the Philippines. For Anne, it’s been a life-giving...

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Roadside reflections

The roadside is an interesting place, writes Alice Priest. It’s an in-between place, a liminal space – for hostage-takers, healings and heroes to emerge.

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Remembering the young who died at Santa Cruz

The 25th anniversary of East Timor’s Santa Cruz massacre will be especially poignant for those families who still long for a body to bury, some physical link to a child,...

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Caring for the one in five among us

In our wealthy and stable society, the most dispossessed and vulnerable today are the mentally ill, writes Margaret-Mary Flynn.

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A vibrant cross-cultural endeavour

I am grateful for the decision of my sisters to venture to Japan in 1948 however “imprudent, untimely and injudicious” it was from a rational point of view, writes Good...

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Seeds on the slipstream of life

In the slipstream of life, in the eyes of innocence, hope awaits us all on our wandering paths through life, writes Good Samaritan Sister Marie Casamento.

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A policy that diminishes us all

Anyone who describes asylum-seekers – regardless of how they got here – as “illegals” is guilty of perpetuating a big lie, writes Hugh Mackay.

Tags: Being Just Neighbours

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