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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

Harmony Day calls us to be Good Samaritans

Harmony Day calls us to be Good Samaritans

As we celebrate Harmony Day, a national initiative to celebrate our cultural diversity, Sister Pauline Coll suggests we look to the parable of the Good Samaritan.

Posted on: March 7, 2011

Allowing the 'new' and the 'old' to coexist

The ‘new’ does not have to replace the ‘old’ totally. The ‘new’ can add another exciting dimension, another opportunity. So it is vital that the ‘old’ order can make room...

Posted on: March 7, 2011

We have forgotten how to wait

We have forgotten how to wait

Waiting is not something many of us do well, writes Monica Dutton. The call to “trust in the slow work of God” is counter-cultural to the pace of life in...

Posted on: March 7, 2011

Cancun conference provides some hope

Cancun conference provides some hope

While not a perfect outcome, the building blocks for further global action were set in train at last year’s UN Climate Change Conference in Cancun, Mexico, says Good Samaritan Sister...

Posted on: March 7, 2011

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