May 2021

Respect@Work shines a light on male-dominated workplace cultures

This report on women’s safety in the workplace has implications for the Catholic Church in Australia as we journey towards the first Assembly of the Plenary Council, writes Patty Fawkner SGS.

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The Good Oil 2021 Writers’ Award

The Good Oil 2021 Writers’ Award is an initiative of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan. The award aims to support and encourage the development of emerging and published writers....


Chaplains called to be a ministry of presence

Mary O’Shannassy SGS received an honorary doctorate from ACU last month in recognition of her service in prison ministry. In this issue, she reflects on the Chaplains’ ministry of presence.

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Anniversary sparks mixed emotions for Catholics in Philippines

The 500th anniversary of the arrival of Christianity in the Philippines has sparked mixed emotions among many Filipinos, including some Sisters of the Good Samaritan who spoke to Debra Vermeer.

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May we be a compassionate presence in the world

In order to be a presence of compassion in the world, collectively we need to learn to hold and be present to ourselves as the starting point, writes Gabrielle Sinclair.

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Sister Mary's award 'an honour for the whole of the chaplaincy team'

Good Samaritan Sister Mary O’Shannassy OAM received an Honorary Doctorate from Australian Catholic University in recognition of her service as Director of CatholicCare Victoria’s Prison Ministry and in prison chaplaincy.


Ivy ‘feels blessed’ to be joining the Good Sams as an Oblate

It’s been a long and prayerful journey for Ivy Dalgety, but after many years of association with the Sisters of the Good Samaritan, she became a Good Samaritan Oblate recently


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