October 2017

A new phase begins for Good Samaritan Sisters

During their 26th Chapter Gathering in Sydney from September 24 until October 2, the Sisters of the Good Samaritan discerned a new Statement of Directions and elected a new leadership team for the next six years.

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Sisters call for peace through dialogue, mutual respect

The Sisters of the Good Samaritan, disturbed by the current “escalation of tensions and threats” between the USA and North Korea, released a public statement of solidarity with Japan and...

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Meditation helping to reduce kids’ anxiety

A meditation workshop for children which aims to equip them with simple techniques to help manage anxiety and stress will be held at the Mount St Benedict Centre in Pennant...

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Good Sams bridge walkers raise $11,000 for Foundation

The “Good Sams 160 Walkers”, a 31-strong team of Good Samaritan Oblates and Sisters, their friends, families and colleagues, and staff from St Scholastica’s College, Glebe, were among the multitudes...

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The privilege of influencing young women

Looking back on her vocation and her work, Sister Joan Sexton says it has been a great privilege, particularly to be able to influence young women and “to promote their...

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Dogs, dialogues and discernments

The age-old spiritual process of discernment differs from most decision-making processes in two significant ways, writes Garry Everett. BY Garry Everett Locally, I am referred to as “the old man...

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Samaritan traveller a guide for end-of-life journey

Over the past months I have followed the “euthanasia debate” – the ongoing argument between those who champion the ‘right to life’ as opposed to those who assert the ‘right...

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Lessons from my father

It will be how I fulfil my role, and the relationships I nourish with my Sisters and those beyond the congregation, rather than ‘the what’ of my role, that matters...

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Neighbours: the gateway to the human experience

Eoin Garton “speaks with honesty, sensitivity and maturity about the cost and the blessings of ‘being a neighbour’ and ‘being neighboured’”, the judges said.

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