December 2018

TGO’s book, film, podcast picks for summer

Fifteen of “The Good Oil’s” writers and readers offer their book, film and podcast recommendations for the summer season – recommendations they think will engage your mind and nourish your spirit.

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I-Kiribati women welcomed into Good Samaritan novitiate

Three young women from Kiribati have taken a leap of faith by moving to Australia to begin their novitiate journey with the Sisters of the Good Samaritan.

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Fifty years in special education: “a gift”

After 50 years’ service to the special education and disability sector, including 30 years at Mater Dei School in Camden, Sister Jeanie Heininger will retire at the close of the...

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“We want women to be free from violence”

A team of seven staff members and volunteers from the Good Samaritan Inn braved cold, wet and windy conditions recently to take part in the Walk Against Family Violence in...

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Giving God first choice

When Eugennie Levinson was thinking about possible life directions in the 1960s, the idea of exploring a vocation with the Good Samaritan Sisters was high on the list. But as...

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Real people with gifts, stories and hopes

Walking with people who are seeking protection in Australia has allowed me to meet and learn from the most amazingly diverse, generous and inspiring people I’ve ever known, says Sister...

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Sr Patty Fawkner SGS

Preparing the way for the writer's voice to be heard

The legendary William Shawn, who edited “The New Yorker” for 35 years, said “the work of a good editor, like the work of a good teacher, does not reveal itself...

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Fractured moonlight

“Fractured moonlight glints from the dark of a broken world; our whisper of prayer rises to sing the dawn. Christmas is in the air, light pierces the dark,” writes Colleen...

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