September 2022

It takes courage for us to be loving critics

“Pity the leader caught between unloving critics and uncritical lovers.” These words were spoken by John Gardner, a senior government official in US President Lyndon Johnson’s administration, writes Patty Fawkner.

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Call for inspiring stories that illuminate our values

To prepare for our Chapter Gathering in 2023 we have begun the process of telling and collecting our stories of Sisters who have meant something to us over our lives.

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Return visit to Timor Leste sees scholarship students shine

Seventeen more young people in the Good Samaritan Railaco Scholarship Program have graduated from tertiary studies in Timor Leste despite the immense practical challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Good Oil recognised for online publishing excellence

The annual conference of the Australasian Catholic Press Association (ACPA) took place last month when more than 60 Catholic editors and people working in church communications came together in Melbourne.

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Following the path of the Good Samaritan

Two students at Lourdes Hill College have been awarded the Future Leaders Future Justice Award in recognition of their commitment to leadership and creating a better world for future generations.

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New Oblates welcomed in a celebration long delayed

The Good Samaritan community welcomed four new Oblates last month in a beautiful liturgy. This was the first Oblation ceremony held in NSW since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Listening to the Voice of Creation, listening to Country

This year the theme for the Season of Creation is ‘Listen to the Voice of Creation’.  Sue Martin reflects on the different ways in which it is possible to listen.

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Film review: The Quiet Girl

The Quiet Girl is the story of Cait, a neglected girl who is sent away from her overcrowded, dysfunctional family to live with relatives in rural Ireland for the summer.

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