February 2018

Standing on the edge

Lent is an opportunity and a challenge to look again at my fears, at what holds me back, at what is keeping me unreceptive, says Sister Catherine Slattery.

Read More

A nurturing place for women and children to move forward

Roz Waller says the Good Samaritan Housing program in Brisbane is changing lives.

Tags: News

Govt urged to review changes to vital asylum support program

Proposed changes to support for people seeking asylum will leave vulnerable people without basic human necessities, says Sister Patty Fawkner.

Tags: News

Search for the sacred through music, art, writing, nature

Mount St Benedict Centre’s 2018 program will offer people a variety of paths to deepen their spirituality.

Tags: News

Listening to the wisdom of the desert

Lent can be a profound time to go within ourselves to experience our own personal deserts and be still with God, writes Joanna Thyer.

Tags: Feature

A woman on a quest to help others with chronic pain

Sister Mary-Lynne Cochrane admits that chronic pain and the side-effects of pain-killers took a massive toll on her life. But in recent years she’s discovered a new and more life-giving...

Tags: Profile

Sr Patty Fawkner SGS

Calls for change within the Church will be its salvation

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” and “The Post” have something important to say about ‘the what’ and ‘the how’ of the Church’s mission, says Sister Patty Fawkner.

Tags: It Occurred to Me

Hands that serve

Despite the challenges of life and ministry in this remarkable place, one thing was clear – the Good Sams serve with creativity, energy, humour and with love, writes Catherine Cresswell.

Tags: Postcard From... The Philippines

The Good Oil Archive

  • May 2024
  • April 2024
  • March 2024
  • February 2024
  • December 2023
  • November 2023
  • Older Issues :

The Good Oil, the free, monthly e-magazine of the Good Samaritan Sisters, publishes news, feature and opinion articles, and reflective content which aims to nourish the spirit, stimulate thinking and encourage reflection and dialogue about issues of the day from a Christian, Catholic, Good Samaritan perspective.

Email us: thegoodoil@goodsams.org.au
Follow us on Twitter: @TheGoodOilSGS