October 2020

Good intentions are not good enough

The absence of women in the language of the Church matters enormously. Invisibility in words equates with invisibility in consciousness and significance, writes Sister Patty Fawkner SGS in this edition.

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Applications invited for Study and Mentoring (SAM) Leadership Program

Since its foundation and throughout its 163-year history, the Sisters of the Good Samaritan Congregation has been committed to the flourishing of women. The Sisters have educated girls and women

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Deep listening in the natural world: a celebration of faith, science and biodiversity

In 2019, the Sisters of the Good Samaritan entered into an auspice agreement with the Faith Ecology Network (FEN), a sponsorship that supports the continuing mission of strengthening interfaith dialogue...

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COVID-19 creates opportunities for us to be neighbour

Good Samaritan Sister Leonie Dueñas recently participated in Kwarenta, the Diocese of Bacolod’s 40-day Communal Reflection during COVID-19 and the Season of Creation, from September 1 to October 4, 2020.

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With ashened hands and heart

Scorched dry heart, mapped on the faces of young and old, rich and poor alike. Caught by a climate change of a pandemic, writes Good Samaritan Sister Marie Casamento.

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Celebration of First Profession of two Good Samaritan Sisters

The Sisters of the Good Samaritan celebrated a day of great joy recently when two novices made their First Profession. Debra Vermeer spoke to the young women, both from Kiribati.

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A life-long commitment to the transformative power of education

Patricia Staunton AM is passionate about education, particularly for young girls. Her upbringing and the faith of her parents gave her a respect for social justice, she tells Debra Vermeer.

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