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Good Sams preparing for 25th chapter

Good Sams preparing for 25th chapter

Over 180 Sisters of the Good Samaritan will converge on Sydney this September for their congregation’s twenty-fifth chapter gathering, an important event in the life of a religious congregation.

Posted on: April 12, 2011

Eastering

Eastering

In light of the many tragic events in our world – floods, cyclones, earthquakes, tsunamis, civil wars and global unrest and suffering – is it possible to be truly joyful...

Posted on: April 12, 2011

Helping the East Timorese on our behalf

Helping the East Timorese on our behalf

It’s been 11 years since Good Samaritan Sister Rita Hayes first arrived in Timor Leste. A lot has happened in that time but Rita’s memories of those early days in...

Posted on: April 12, 2011

Hope and the cherry blossom

Hope and the cherry blossom

May our Christian resurrection hope be our way of ‘staying with’ the people of Japan long after the media withdraws their attention, writes Good Samaritan Sister Veronica Hoey.

Posted on: April 12, 2011

Colonisation still happening today

We need to come from a more humble stance of listening and responding rather than ruling and domineering, writes Good Samaritan Sister Clare Condon.

Posted on: April 12, 2011

All life is interconnected

All life is interconnected

Writing from the West Australian outback, Good Samaritan Sister Monica Sparks invites us to reflect on the enormity and sacredness of our universe, our earth and our continent, and our...

Posted on: April 12, 2011

Can we open our hearts and minds?

Can we open our hearts and minds?

We need to open our hearts and minds to the bigger story of asylum seekers in Australia, writes Good Samaritan Sister Sarah Puls.

Posted on: April 12, 2011

Good Sam experiences of natural disasters

Good Sam experiences of natural disasters

A series of natural disasters in January and February ravaged parts of Queensland and Victoria causing immense destruction and suffering for many, but thankfully, Good Samaritan Sisters and ministries in...

Posted on: March 7, 2011

Remembering an educator par excellence

Remembering an educator par excellence

Family, friends, former colleagues and students gathered with Good Samaritan Sisters in Sydney recently to celebrate the life of Sister Mary Christopher Burrows.

Posted on: March 7, 2011

New-look website and e-magazine

New-look website and e-magazine

The Sisters of the Good Samaritan have launched a new website this week which offers a window into the rich spirituality, life and mission of Australia’s first ‘home-grown’ religious congregation.

Posted on: March 7, 2011

Travelling to freedom

Travelling to freedom

Our Lenten conversion, our return to grace, to recognising God’s love in ourselves and in the world, is a radical change that is not achieved by the wave of some...

Posted on: March 7, 2011

Providing a safe haven for women

Providing a safe haven for women

To celebrate the centenary of International Women’s Day, “The Good Oil” spoke with a Good Samaritan Sister who spends her days providing a safe haven for women and children who...

Posted on: March 7, 2011

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