June 2024

To end domestic violence attitudes and behaviours must change

Domestic and family violence will continue if we ignore and tolerate violence and aggression, especially gendered aggression, in our homes, schools, workplaces and public places, writes Congregational Leader Catherine McCahill.

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Good Samaritan Sr Juniko Toaua makes her Perpetual Profession

There were joyful celebrations in the Pacific island nation of Kiribati earlier this month when Sister Juniko Toaua SGS made her Perpetual Profession as a Sister of the Good Samaritan.

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Spiritual direction and mentoring are key elements of SAM Program

Participants in the Good Samaritan Study and Mentoring (SAM) Program said among the reasons they were drawn to apply was the opportunity to receive both spiritual direction and professional mentoring.

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The Good Oil Writers’ Workshop encourages and inspires

A room full of readers, writers and word-lovers came together in Sydney last month for The Good Oil Writers’ Workshop, where they explored the theme, Words Matter, writes Debra Vermeer.

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Writers Michael McGirr and Ann Rennie in Conversation

A workshop for writers hosted by the Sisters of the Good Samaritan in Sydney recently included a conversation between well-known author Michael McGirr and Melbourne-based writer and teacher Ann Rennie.

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Pulling towards justice

An Inter-Congregation Yarning Circle led by proud Ngiyampaa artist Sarah Richards was a space that fostered a rich sharing with renewed, ongoing and burgeoning friendships, writes Sister Anne McGuire RSM.

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We give thanks for our friendships, both in delight and disappointment

Following his recent remarks about women deacons and homosexuals, it occurs to me that Francis’ signature commitment to synodality has been compromised, seriously compromised, writes Good Samaritan Sister Patty Fawkner.

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Why God? Stories to Inspire Faith, by Richard Leonard SJ

This book is a collection of personal and engaging stories that speak of the power of God working in creation and through unlikely individuals and places. Reviewed by Tracey Edstein.

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