September 2020

175 years ago, black lives mattered to John Bede Polding

In the spirit of Polding, may we pray for reconciliation between Indigenous and non-indigenous peoples and take action to address discrimination against any group of people, writes Sister Patty Fawkner.

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The Time is Now: a Call to Uncommon Courage

In this new book, Benedictine Sister Joan Chittister calls on us to identify injustice, to hear the cries of the needy and to be agents of change, writes Elizabeth Hughes.

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Finding the sacred in isolation during the pandemic

For many Australians living in Melbourne, the extended two weeks in Stage 4 COVID-19 restrictions announced recently by Premier Dan Andrews has not been welcome news, writes Asther Bascuna Creo.

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Sisters’ new residence a home of grace and powerhouse of prayer

The Good Samaritan Sisters in Japan have moved from their Nara convent to take up residence in the Domus Gratia, an aged care residence for priests and religious in Osaka.

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Commemorating 145 years of prayer and presence in Windsor

Good Samaritan Sisters recently celebrated 145 years of ministering at Windsor in the Hawkesbury region of New South Wales. Since 1875, 256 Sisters have lived and ministered in the area.

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Lourdes Hill College student takes out Future Justice Award

The lives of future generations are in good hands if Sophie Nakamura has anything to do with it. The Lourdes Hill College Year 12 student is the 2020 national winner...

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