Articles by: Catherine McCahill

We are called to be neighbour to asylum seekers and refugees

Australians are good at responding to national emergencies with neighbourly deeds, but where is our compassionate response to the asylum seekers and refugees living on our shores, asks Catherine McCahill.

Posted on: February 16, 2024

Let us continue to pursue peace in our hearts

“The LORD will bless (his) people with peace” (Psalm 29:11). This was the response to the Psalm on Tuesday 13 February 2001. Even now, the memory is still with me.

Posted on: December 11, 2023

The cries of the most vulnerable call us to conversion

As I pen this reflection, my neighbours are the people of Kiribati, where I am visiting my Good Samaritan Sisters who minister on Tarawa and Abaoroko, writes Sister Catherine McCahill.

Posted on: November 13, 2023

Being Neighbour – one leader’s perspective

The first Good Samaritan Sisters arrived in Japan in 1948. As I pray in St Mary’s Cathedral in Osaka, a kaleidoscope of images and memories floods my senses and spirit.

Posted on: October 15, 2023

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