November 2019

She is Advent

Countercultural to our twenty-first century living, Advent presents a rare and precious opportunity to prioritise ‘unproductive’ time and allow space for personal and communal spiritual encounters.

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Tears and laughter with Patricia Flynn

‘The Good Oil’ sat down with Patricia Flynn who, alongside Dr Ivan Lamourt, runs the drama therapy program, Stage Rage, at St Benedicts Prep in New Jersey, United States.

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In response to the tragedy of institutional child sexual abuse, Sister Patty Fawkner considers the distinct ‘stages’ currently being journeyed through by the Church.

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The results are in

Many thanks to those who completed the recent ‘The Good Oil Readers Survey’. Your valuable feedback continues to help us deliver content that meets your needs and interests.

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Finding freedom on death row

‘The Sun Does Shine’ is about the triumph of the human spirit over seemingly insurmountable adversity and of hope over hate.

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St Monica's College celebrates ‘hearts across the Nullarbor’

In celebration of their ongoing partnership, St Monica’s College in Epping, Victoria, recently welcomed Anna Warlow SGS and Good Samaritan Rural Outreach to their Year 12 Graduation Assembly.

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Return to The Inn

As soon as I walked in the front door I felt a surge of memories of women and children I met here all those years ago… Are they safe?

Tags: Being Just Neighbours

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