November 2016

Untying the wind chimes

“The Word was made flesh and lived among us… and the world did not know him.” Be gentle with their unknowing, writes Judith Scully. Your life and your words can untie the God-chimes and bring the Word of God to new life this Christmas.

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Volunteers essential to life at the Inn

Volunteers have been integral to the life of the Good Samaritan Inn in Melbourne ever since it opened its doors 20 years ago to support women and children in need....

Tags: News

Festival of readings and songs to usher in Advent

Sydney-siders or those visiting Sydney later this month will have the opportunity to participate in the popular Advent Festival of Readings and Songs hosted by the Sisters of the Good...

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The question we each need to ask

“Are you an ecclesial person?” It’s a loaded question because it is a radical question. It will take us to places we may not wish to go, to answers we...

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“It has been absolutely privileged work”

Looking back, Sister Catherine Slattery recalls that her vocation and her work, both as a teacher and in promoting the Good Samaritan Benedictine charism in schools, is a long way...

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When does freedom of speech cross the line?

What speech should be free, and what speech has no place in a civilised democratic society, asks Good Samaritan Sister Clare Condon.

Tags: Musings of a Leader

Stepping out of my comfort zone

Before setting out, I was uncertain about the journey ahead of me, but I have returned home and to school with a renewed sense of self and an understanding of...

Tags: Being Just Neighbours

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