April 2019
Jacinda Ardern

A compassionate embrace

We often learn by being moved by what others do and say, writes Pam Grey reflecting on NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s response to the recent Christchurch terrorist attack.

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‘Do unto others’ sparks a lifetime of service

An ‘interesting life’ and practical desire to give back has spurred Patricia Purcell’s volunteer service to the community, writes Debra Vermeer.

Tags: Profile

Donna’s readiness to live her vows

Donna Belle Ferrer made her first profession as a Sister of the Good Samaritan earlier this month and is looking forward with “readiness” to living her vows faithfully.

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Notre Dame Law student receives Helen Lombard award

Ashley Carvalho, a final year Law (Honours) student from the University of Notre Dame, Fremantle in Western Australia, has received this year’s Helen Lombard Award for her outstanding service to...

Tags: News

A house of spirituality

Hospitality and invitation have been the hallmarks of the recently closed Mount St Benedict Centre where all guests were ‘welcomed as Christ’.

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Health focus: The Good Samaritans’ Ministry in Kiribati

World Health Day was celebrated on 7 April with a focus on universal health coverage. Marie Mohr reflects on the current health situation in Kiribati on a recent trip to...

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Sr Patty Fawkner SGS

The gift of spiritual companions

God sends spiritual guides into our lives, reflects Patty Fawkner, who are messengers and mediums of the divine flow of God’s presence in our lives.

Tags: It Occurred to Me

Rachel’s Vineyard: part of the Good Sams’ legacy

The support of the Good Samaritan Sisters was integral to establishing Rachel’s Vineyard Retreats in Australia. With the closing of the Mount St Benedict Centre, the program will continue to...

Tags: Feature

Reflecting on the symbols of resurrected life

In our Editor’s pick this edition, Clare Condon SGS reflects on how the symbols of Easter assist our understanding of the Paschal Mystery.

Tags: Faith in the Ordinary

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