November 2018

New home for new community on “sacred site”

After almost five years of consultation, planning and construction phases, the Good Samaritan Sisters’ new convent at Glebe in Sydney was blessed during a small but significant ceremony last month.

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BENet 2019: a distinctly Australian experience

For the first time in its 20-year history, the International Commission on Benedictine Education will hold its global conference in Australia in 2019.

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Meet the GSE Mission Team

The members of the Good Samaritan Education Mission Team hail from different backgrounds, but have one key thing in common: they are all steeped in Gospel formation and a passion...

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Mary and the lost art of waiting

In our contemporary, connected world, that delicious down time, that lovely space created by waiting seems to have been crowded with production, writes Natalie Acton.

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Sr Patty Fawkner SGS

Honouring the stranger-guest-host relationship

Something insidious is happening throughout our world that is threatening the intrinsic human nexus between stranger, guest and host, writes Sister Patty Fawkner.

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Metaphorical marbles

“By Christmas,” they said, “we will let them in.” In stealth, in the dark of night, by the boats of the sky, they fly.

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On having a ‘fallow’ year

After many years in church leadership, 2018 has been a ‘fallow’ year for Sister Clare Condon, an experience she says has enriched her spiritual journey in ways unexpected.

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