March 2018

Sisters take their leave after 93 years at Pennant Hills

There was sadness, but overwhelmingly a deep sense of gratitude, as the Good Samaritan Sisters came together with friends earlier this month to ritualise the closure of “Regenbah”, their historic convent at Pennant Hills in Sydney, which has been a significant community for the Sisters over the last nine decades.

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Accolades for “pioneering” leadership of Terry Creagh

Tributes flowed at a special dinner in Sydney last Friday night to honour Terry Creagh, who recently finished her term of office as the Foundation Chair of Good Samaritan Education.

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Is there life before death? On living fully

In a reflection adapted from her new book, “How to Live”, Judith Valente considers a well-known line from “The Rule of St Benedict” which underscores a question Benedictine Sister Joan...

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How a walnut tree became my teacher

It may sound surprising, but a walnut tree I discovered four years ago is among my greatest teachers, and like all wise teachers, it has given rise to a new...

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Ready to take the next step in their Good Samaritan journey

Two young women from Kiribati, Kawi Arebonto and Tenta Maritino, will make their first profession as Sisters of the Good Samaritan next month and both say they are feeling excited...

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Binge-watching our Easter journey

While studies reveal “binge-watching” isn’t good for our physical health and social well-being, could it also have an impact on our spiritual health, asks Natalie Acton.

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Sr Patty Fawkner SGS

In gratitude for "bountiful gifts and graces"

“There is a season for everything, a time for every purpose under heaven – a time to build and expand, and now a time to hand over and take our...

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