March 2024

We must walk with Indigenous people on the journey towards justice

Although the Indigenous Voice to Parliament might have been silenced, I believe we need to listen to the many and varied voices of our Indigenous neighbours, writes Sister Catherine McCahill.

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Meet the Members of Council: Sisters Michelle, Kathleen, Ann-Maree and Meg

In this edition we meet the four Council members who will assist and advise Sister Catherine McCahill in her role as Congregational Leader of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan.

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Benedicta House a place of prayer and ongoing mission

Nine Sisters of the Good Samaritan living in Melbourne have moved into a brand new built-for-purpose residence called Benedicta House, a name that pays tribute to the Sisters’ Benedictine spirituality.

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Holy Audacity calls us to be a voice for justice and peace

In 2022, the Good Samaritan Education’s Governing Council discerned to take up Holy Audacity as one of its core values and which is at the heart of our community formation.

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Finding my voice is an ongoing journey

Finding my voice in order to help my fellow humans is an ongoing journey which takes courage, compassion and hope, attributes I do not automatically possess, writes Mary Rowan Highfield.

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Honouring women who see need and run towards it

This year’s International Women’s Day honoured women who care and who will continue to care, women who will see need and run towards it, and it will be at cost.

Tags: Opinion

Women deacons: will the Synod on Synodality be the catalyst for change?

The question of whether women can be ordained as deacons in the Catholic Church is expected to be discussed further at this year’s Second Session of the Synod on Synodality.

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