August 2018

Endangered Camden White Gum given new lease of life

Three seedlings of the endangered Camden White Gum have been planted in their natural habitat on the banks of the Nepean River in the latest initiative by the Good Samaritan Sisters to restore the ecosystem of their Mater Dei property in NSW.

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Founding principal’s tireless work celebrated

While there certainly were challenges, as Sister Leonie Duenas looks back on her 15 years as the founding Principal of the Good Samaritan Kinder School in the Philippines, overwhelmingly, it...

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An earthy faith and strong love for social justice

Catholic Health Australia CEO Suzanne Greenwood didn’t set out to have a career in the Church or the health sector, but an earthy faith and a strong love for social...

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My journey with Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s people need others. If you know a person with Parkinson’s remember to encourage, to extend them with your support, and to invite them out for coffee, writes Sister Eileen...

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A revolution that starts in the heart

An afternoon with poets and writers delivered Natalie Acton with “an unexpected and precious gift”. “I think I’d experienced… what Benedictine Sister Joan Chittister names as having an ‘unboundaried heart’.”

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Let’s wage a ceaseless and relentless war

Who is winning the war? In our war-torn world you might well ask, “What war”? says Sister Mary McDonald.

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The flickering candle

I am in awe of the human capacity to survive, let alone the Christian capacity to forgive. Hope is stirring, writes Sister Elizabeth Murray.

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