June 2017

Learning to listen vital for cross-cultural ministry

When Sister Geraldine Kearney arrived in Australia with her migrant family at age four-and-a-half, she couldn’t have known that the culture shock she experienced would play a key role in forming her for ministry in mission, culture, leadership and formation.

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Good Samaritan Sisters farewell Charters Towers

May 26-28 marked the end of an era for the Sisters of the Good Samaritan.

Tags: News

Come and see Constance with the Good Sams

The Sisters are hosting a special screening of “Constance on the Edge” in Refugee Week.

Tags: News

Why them and not me?

Asked consciously or not, it’s a question that can lead to energetic and life-giving generosity and also to harsh judgement, anger and conflict, says Leonie Keaney.

Tags: Feature

“Shame on us!”

Protecting our borders overrides protecting the very few courageous people who manage to risk their all to come to Australia, writes Good Samaritan Sister Clare Condon.

Tags: Musings of a Leader

Ghost gum wisdom

A “wounded” ghost gum outside Judith Scully’s window is teaching her that ageing has its own beauty and strength.

Tags: Faith in the Ordinary

Creation cherishing all of us

Even today when I see the ocean or come across fields full of haystacks I am overwhelmed by my first encounter with the soul of myself, writes Good Samaritan Sister...

Tags: Faith in the Ordinary

Celebrating refugees and those who support them

Hear from four sisters about their experience supporting refugees and asylum seekers in Australia.

Tags: Being Just Neighbours

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