February 2021

In an age of cancel culture can I find room in my heart for empathy?

Beyond outrage, indignation and justified critique, in an age of cancel culture can I find room in my heart for any empathy for those who feel aggrieved, asks Patty Fawkner. 

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Sr Liz Wiemers farewells Santa Teresa community after 12 years

Good Samaritan Sister Liz Wiemers has farewelled the Santa Teresa community in Central Australia after 12 years of ministry there. She spoke to Debra Vermeer about the challenges and joys.

Tags: Profile

Sing a new song: The Book of Longings

This new novel by Sue Monk Kidd is an inspiring story set in the 1st Century about a woman who finds her voice and her destiny, reviewed by Tracey Edstein.

Tags: Review

The Sydney Statement interfaith charter calls us to be neighbour

The Sydney Statement launched on February 9 is particularly relevant to Christians who have for too long been enclosed in our tribal religious silo, writes Rev Dr Patrick McInerney SSC.

Tags: Opinion

Mater Dei and Wivenhoe House at Camden complete a full circle

The story of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan’s historic Wivenhoe House in Camden, New South Wales, is set to turn full circle when it once again welcomes young people


Celebrating 200 years of Catholic education in Australia

Australia’s Catholic community will celebrate a major milestone this year, marking 200 years of Catholic education in this country. The Sisters of the Good Samaritan will share in the celebrations


Good Samaritan Life spirituality and formation website launched

The Good Samaritan Life website was launched on Good Samaritan Foundation Day on February 2. The concept for this spirituality and formation website has been a long and considered process.


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