August 2023

We are called to act on climate change, ‘the greatest moral threat facing humanity’

During our recent Chapter, never have I been more aware of the existential threat that climate change poses for people I know and love, writes Congregational Leader Sister Patty Fawkner. 

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Good Samaritan Sisters respond to a mission-focused call to action

The recent 27th Chapter of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan has been hailed as a blessed, enriching, inclusive experience, providing an opportunity for reconnection among Sisters, partners and staff.

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Nourishing breakfast gives students a good start to the day

Good Samaritan Oblate Cathy Jones can see the positive results of a School Breakfast Program on students and their families in a remote pastoral and mining region of Western Australia.

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Good Sams Foundation looks to the future with confidence

The Good Samaritan Foundation is building on its legacy and looking to the future with confidence with the recent appointment of a new Executive Director and Chair of the Board.

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McKee family’s 80 years of connection to Lourdes Hill College

In 2007, the late Sister Mary Camelann (Veronica) McKee was named as one of the House Patrons of Lourdes Hill College to honour her work as a true Good Samaritan.

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Living in a change of era

Pope Francis has given us a new vision for governance and ministry. We have the new wine of synodality and it is now time for new wineskins, writes Peter Confeggi.

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The man who knew too much

A memoir by Irish author Fintan O’Toole, We Don’t Know Ourselves: A Personal History of Ireland Since 1958, was reviewed by Tracey Edstein for this edition of The Good Oil.

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Applications invited for women’s Study and Mentoring Program

Applications are invited for the women’s Study and Mentoring Program in 2024. Core components include financial assistance for women undertaking tertiary studies, spiritual direction and mentoring. Applications close 6 September.

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The Good Oil 2023 Writers’ Award – Finding My Voice

Emerging and published writers are invited to enter The Good Oil 2023 Writers’ Award, which this year has the theme, Finding My Voice. Applications close 5pm on Friday 18 August.

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