Articles by: Debra Vermeer

Catholic leaders call for action to consign fossil fuels to history

The Sisters of the Good Samaritan have joined Catholic leaders from G20 countries who have...

Posted on: October 21, 2021

‘Stand with Tosy’ campaign aims to drive action on climate change

The Sisters of the Good Samaritan are supporting a new campaign from the Edmund Rice...

Posted on: October 19, 2021

Positive signs as COVID-19 continues to impact Philippines

The Sisters of the Good Samaritan in Bacolod, the Philippines, are continuing to help people...

Posted on: October 19, 2021

Peace-building mission of Japanese Sisters lives on in Bacolod

The decades-long ‘peace-building’ mission between the Japanese Sisters of the Good Samaritan and the Bacolod...

Posted on: October 19, 2021

Call for action to increase support for refugees and asylum seekers

An online workshop conducted by the Good Samaritan Asylum Seeker and Refugee Network heard personal...

Posted on: September 15, 2021

Extended Plenary Council affirms ‘Good Samaritans all’

Good Samaritan Sisters, Oblates, staff and partners in mission came together online recently for an...

Posted on: September 15, 2021

The rescue mission that captivated the world

The Good Samaritan theme of ‘being neighbour’ runs strongly throughout a new film about the...

Posted on: August 18, 2021

Samantha’s ‘Cook 2 Connect’ fundraiser a recipe for success

When Sydney’s extended COVID-19 lockdown dashed the plans of Year 9 student Samantha Cherry to...

Posted on: August 18, 2021

Pandemic has led to an increase in human rights abuses

From her earliest years, Alissia Carroll has felt a compelling need to be with her...

Posted on: July 24, 2021

Patricia Purcell retires after a long association with the Good Sams

Good Samaritan Foundation Board member Patricia Purcell retired recently. She spoke to Debra Vermeer about...

Posted on: July 24, 2021

Fears new rules could restrict advocacy and free speech

The Good Samaritan Foundation has joined its voice with other community organisations in expressing concern...

Posted on: July 24, 2021

Native fish restocking program a lifeline for the environment

The old farm dams in the Wivenhoe Conservation Area on the Sisters of the Good...

Posted on: July 24, 2021