Articles by: Catherine McCahill

Being Neighbour – one leader’s perspective

Like the Samaritan in the parable, we are called to look, to see, and to respond to the neighbour on the way, especially the neighbour left abandoned, writes Catherine McCahill.

Posted on: September 19, 2023

And still we pray and long for peace

As we approach Advent, preparing to celebrate the birth of Jesus, I am mindful of so many situations in which we long for peace, writes Good Samaritan Sister Catherine McCahill.

Posted on: November 15, 2022

‘Street Angel of Sydney’ comforted the disturbed and disturbed the comfortable

Good Samaritan Sister Catherine McCahill reflects on the life of Sister Pauline Elizabeth Fitz-Walter, Christ’s messenger who was a witness to the Christian message of hope, joy, love and peace. ...

Posted on: February 17, 2022

So this is Easter… a moment in history, a moment like none other

Like the women at the empty tomb we, too, go in faith. We wait to see the risen one in the midst of this global pandemic, writes Catherine McCahill SGS....

Posted on: April 22, 2020

Wivenhoe environmental burn

Our response to the 'groaning of creation'

A year since the Good Sams committed to ecological conversion at their Chapter, Sister Catherine McCahill SGS, reflects on some of the challenges and initiatives to respond to the global...

Posted on: June 18, 2019

We become what we pray

For Benedictines, daily, communal liturgical prayer is central to their commitment. They pray together because that is their work, writes Good Samaritan Sister Catherine McCahill.

Posted on: August 16, 2016

The Year of Consecrated Life: why this, why now?

The Year of Consecrated Life: why this, why now?

As the Year of Consecrated Life comes to an end, Good Samaritan Sister Catherine McCahill reflects on its meaning for her, and for religious more generally.

Posted on: November 17, 2015

Now is our time to return something to the earth

Now is our time to return something to the earth

When our actions deplete or lead to the destruction of species, surely we need to pause, says Good Samaritan Sister Catherine McCahill.

Posted on: August 19, 2014

The gift of God

The gift of God

Most of us deeply desire the ‘more’ of life, writes Good Samaritan Sister Catherine McCahill. For many that means facing fairly and squarely that which touches our deepest humanity.

Posted on: August 21, 2012

Vatican II: does it still matter?

Vatican II: does it still matter?

It is time for all us to reconsider the call of John XXIII for “Christian charity”, to work for unity, to engage with the people of our times, says Good...

Posted on: February 21, 2012

Dialogue: a way of being authentic

Dialogue: a way of being authentic

As we continue to aspire to the call of the Gospels, to participate in the mission of God, then all the faithful, all those at the table will need to...

Posted on: July 12, 2011