October 2018

70 years since six Good Samaritans set sail for Nagasaki

Seventy years ago this month, six Good Samaritan Sisters set sail for Nagasaki, Japan, to respond to the need of the people there in the wake of the atomic bomb dropped on the city in 1945. “It affected my whole life,” says Sister Mary Constable.

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Former president, advocate for climate justice visiting Australia

Anote Tong, former President of Kiribati, is in Australia to speak about the challenges facing Kiribati, Australia’s responsibility to tackle the climate crisis, and his vision for a more just...

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Immersion experiences bearing fruit long afterwards

Students and staff at St Scholastica’s College who have undertaken immersion experiences with Good Samaritan ministries are helping to support those ministries when they return home with some innovative fundraising...

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Brisbane gathering celebrates Good Samaritan partnerships

It was a diverse group of people who came together in Brisbane last weekend for a conference that celebrated the many partnerships and connections that have been forged and become...

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Eighteen and homeless

Never did I fear turning 18, writes Ashleigh Green. For Tenille, who I met two years ago, the thought of turning 18 made her stomach tighten and ache.

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Joy in old age

What is joy? Is it the product of experience, or its source? I was stuck in heady questioning, and getting nowhere. Humble recourse to someone older and wiser was needed,...

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A lens on life in Ltyentye Apurte

Sister Marie O’Shea was one of five Good Samaritan Sisters who recently spent a week in the Aboriginal community of Ltyentye Apurte, also called Santa Teresa. Her photo essay captures...

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