July 2019
Sr Patty Fawkner SGS

Chittister, Censorship and an adult Church

Patty Fawkner SGS asks whether censorship in the Catholic Church underestimates the intelligence and maturity of the faithful.

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Editor's Pick: The courage of the Good Samaritan

Last week we celebrated Good Samaritan Sunday, so it is timely to revisit this reflection by Sonia Wagner SGS on the parable of the Good Samaritan.

Tags: Faith in the Ordinary

Felt in the very hairs of our souls

During NAIDOC week, Good Samaritan Sister Marie Casamento SGS reflected on the spirits of the first peoples imbibing the land in Wivenhoe where she lives.

Tags: Poetry

Monica with her niece Vonnie Douse and cousin Dr Michael Lanigan.

A treasured privilege over 100 years

Sister Monica Nugent SGS celebrated her 100th birthday last month recounting her many years of service in Japan as a Good Samaritan Sister.

Tags: News

Southern Cross

BENet 2019: Exploring Benedictine wisdom under the Southern Cross

Planning for the international conference of the Benedictine Educators’ Network in Sydney later this year, is well underway with ­­­an impressive line up of speakers and presenters.

Tags: News Feature

Joanna Mead and Sr Lia van Haren SGS

Passing on the baton of history

The Good Sams archives are filled with a treasure trove of stories, as interesting as the stories of the archivists who keep them.

Tags: Profile

NATSICC recognises Good Sams Oblates

Good Samaritan Oblates, Elaine Walley and Catherine Jones, have been recognised in this year’s NATSICC Awards for their service to Indigenous communities.

Tags: News Feature

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