Articles by: Clare Condon

Reflecting on the symbols of resurrected life

There is no single dimension of the Resurrection that can provide us with a comprehensive understanding. But symbols assist us as we seek understanding, writes Good Samaritan Sister Clare Condon.

Posted on: March 15, 2016

A time of conscious waiting

In what way are the 40 days of Lent also meant to be a time of conscious waiting for us, asks Good Samaritan Sister Clare Condon.

Posted on: February 16, 2016

Christmas calls forth a contemplative and meditative stance

Christmas, the birth of divinity into humanity, is a profound and most challenging reality that goes beyond narrow logic and empirical evidence; it requires long and prayerful stillness which only...

Posted on: December 8, 2015

To dehumanise another is to dehumanise oneself

How can this cruelty, hatred and violence be stopped? How can human dignity be restored across the globe? What can each of us do to build societies of respect, tolerance,...

Posted on: November 17, 2015

November: a time to “keep your eye on death every day”

Pauline chose not to have invasive treatment, but to live each day to the full and to deal with dying and death in a positive and proactive way as cancer...

Posted on: October 20, 2015

Compassion that is true and substantive

I believe we need to seriously depth our understanding of what a compassionate response to the Syrian crisis really means, writes Good Samaritan Sister Clare Condon.

Posted on: September 15, 2015

An opportunity to explore new ways?

If Sunday is no longer the day of rest and religious observance, why not explore new ways for living the Christian call to full and active participation in the Church’s...

Posted on: August 18, 2015

Powerful personal stories of courage

Let’s have more conversational forums where we hear the personal stories of ordinary, courageous Australians, says Good Samaritan Sister Clare Condon.

Posted on: July 21, 2015

One people united in our humanity?

A number of events in June compel us to justly manage the artificial divisions between nations and race or this planet may have a very limited future, writes Good Samaritan...

Posted on: June 16, 2015

Respecting difference and overcoming division

Difference can bring about healing and grace rather than division, even when such difference can be the source of many questions, anxiety and hurt, writes Good Samaritan Sister Clare Condon.

Posted on: May 19, 2015

Unearthing the underlying causes of drug abuse

Why do an estimated 1.3 million Australians use the drug ice? And why does Australia have one of the highest rates of drug abuse in the world, asks Good Samaritan...

Posted on: April 21, 2015

Can I forgive 70 x 7?

Perhaps one of the most important tasks during Lent is to attend to my heart and to free it from past resentments, hatreds or revenge and to seek a freedom...

Posted on: March 17, 2015