May 2022

As Christians we are called to create a community of radical inclusion

A “preferential option for the other” is at the heart of the Gospel, and what it means to be Christian, while also offering a fresh way of thinking about love.

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A rare bird’s-eye view of the windows in St Scholastica’s Chapel

Recent renovations to St Scholastica’s Chapel in Glebe have allowed the Sisters of the Good Samaritan’s archivist to get a bird’s-eye view of some of the treasures of the chapel.

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Mater Dei Fresh Food provides a hands-on learning experience

A fully functioning mini Woolworths store at Mater Dei School aims to mimic the operations of a supermarket with baskets for fresh food, signage, shelves for groceries, uniforms and registers.

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Ties of friendship bind Port Pirie to Kiribati and the Good Sams

The long-standing warm relationship between the Sisters of the Good Samaritan, Port Pirie Diocese and the Pacific nation of Kiribati was reaffirmed when two I-Kiribati Sisters visited the Diocese recently.

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On the brink of everything

Parker Palmer’s book ‘On the Brink of Everything’ on ‘grace, gravity, and growing old’ was the inspiration for bringing together my thinking about a recent retreat experience, writes Alice Priest.

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Interfaith dialogue: iftar and the healing of hospitality

When my Muslim sisters host iftar, the meal taken by Muslims at sundown to break their daily fast during Ramadan, it’s a lively event with food, games, conversation and laughter.

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And the band played on

A visit to the small Pacific island nation of Kiribati was a rare opportunity for Judith Holt, who experienced a place of learning where inclusivity is intrinsic to the culture.

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