July 2018

Good Samaritan Kinder graduates begin university

For five young people from Bacolod in the Philippines, their long-held hopes of going to university to learn and to improve their job opportunities have been realised, thanks to a new tertiary scholarship program established by the Good Samaritan Sisters.

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Oblates hear the call of the Camino de Santiago

Marie Lynch admits she’s never really been a keen walker, but from the time she first heard about the Camino de Santiago, she was “fascinated by the idea of slowly...

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The state of the nation starts in your street

The health of a society can best be gauged by the health of its local neighbourhoods, since that’s where we must learn to get along with people we didn’t choose...

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“Because of her, we can!” rings true for Theresa

Culture, faith, family and education are chief among the driving forces in Theresa Ardler’s life, and she credits the strong women in her life for planting the seed and nurturing...

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Sr Patty Fawkner SGS

How power has hijacked the parable of the Good Samaritan

We can easily highjack the parable of the Good Samaritan, says Sister Patty Fawkner, if we don’t see it within the context of the overarching message of the Bible.

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Jaxie, Fintan and me

I appreciate a story that seeps into who I am, that makes unexpected connections, and in the process challenges me to recognise someone I would once have seen as ‘other’,...

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East and West in monastic ritual

Day three, on the eve of St Benedict’s feast, prayer to the God of the Clouds rewarded, as the rains hold back enough to give safe passage to the last...

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