Articles by: Debra Vermeer

Laptops will support learning in Timor Leste

Good Samaritan Sister Rita Hayes, who spent many years living in Timor Leste, made her final trip back there recently with Sonya Mears, Executive Director of the Good Samaritan Foundation.

Posted on: November 15, 2023

70th anniversary celebrates links between Seiwa College and Good Sams

Seiwa College celebrated its 70th anniversary recently with a ceremony attended by five Sisters of the Good Samaritan in recognition of the Congregation’s role in founding and developing the school.

Posted on: November 15, 2023

A new book examines the force of grace in our lives

Good Samaritan Education recently hosted well-known Benedictine author, speaker, educator and broadcaster, Abbot Christopher Jamison OSB in Sydney for a presentation exploring some of the themes of his new book.

Posted on: November 13, 2023

A love of learning and teaching underpins new Superior’s life and ministry

A love of learning and teaching has underpinned the life and ministry of Catherine McCahill, Congregational Leader of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan, who was installed on 25 September.

Posted on: October 28, 2023

Benedictine leadership course supports Sr Grace Marcelo in her ministry

A short course in Rome on Leadership in the Rule of St Benedict was a wonderful experience of intercultural learning for Sister Grace Marcelo and provided fresh insights and strategies.

Posted on: October 28, 2023

Social justice advocates shine a spotlight on human trafficking

Two Sisters of the Good Samaritan were part of a team of staff and volunteers from ACRATH who met senior MPs, advisers and departmental officers during a week of advocacy.

Posted on: October 28, 2023

Benedict’s Rule provides insights for living through times of impasse

The Church, and in particular religious life, is living in a reformation time, characterised by both great upheaval and a great opportunity to draw deeply from the roots of faith.

Posted on: October 14, 2023

Vice-Regal reception honours Good Sams’ ‘rich and proud history’

Sisters of the Good Samaritan, together with friends and supporters were honoured guests at Admiralty House recently for a reception hosted by the Governor-General David Hurley and Mrs Linda Hurley.

Posted on: September 20, 2023

Referendum ‘a crucial turning point for Australia’

Former school captain of St Scholastica’s College and current Labor Senator Malarndirri McCarthy is travelling the length and breadth of Australia ahead of the referendum on the Voice to Parliament.

Posted on: September 19, 2023

For Susan Carter, politics is an opportunity to be of service

After an extensive career in law, family advocacy, and university teaching, Susan Carter MLC was attracted to politics as a way of serving the community and working towards positive outcomes.

Posted on: September 16, 2023

Good Samaritan Sisters respond to a mission-focused call to action

The recent 27th Chapter of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan has been hailed as a blessed, enriching, inclusive experience, providing an opportunity for reconnection among Sisters, partners and staff.

Posted on: August 16, 2023

Nourishing breakfast gives students a good start to the day

Good Samaritan Oblate Cathy Jones can see the positive results of a School Breakfast Program on students and their families in a remote pastoral and mining region of Western Australia.

Posted on: August 16, 2023