Articles by: Debra Vermeer

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

After decades of social activism, Jill remains committed to eco-justice advocacy

Jill Finnane retired recently from her role as Eco-Justice Program Coordinator and Pacific Calling Partnership...

Posted on: June 18, 2021

Anniversary sparks mixed emotions for Catholics in Philippines

The 500th anniversary of the arrival of Christianity in the Philippines has sparked mixed emotions...

Posted on: May 19, 2021

First participants commence program that supports women’s leadership

Four Catholic women will receive both financial and personal mentoring support in their theological studies...

Posted on: April 24, 2021

Sisters’ presence in the West lives on through Good Samaritan Oblates

The permanent presence of the Good Samaritan Sisters in Western Australia will come to an...

Posted on: March 17, 2021

Sr Liz Wiemers farewells Santa Teresa community after 12 years

Good Samaritan Sister Liz Wiemers has farewelled the Santa Teresa community in Central Australia after...

Posted on: February 19, 2021

Sister Monica is open to God’s plans in a spirit of adventure

Sister Monica Armstrong says she has a lot to be grateful for when she reflects...

Posted on: December 16, 2020

Sustained efforts to care for creation are taking flight

A spectacular flurry of butterflies is a welcome sign that the ecological restoration of endangered...

Posted on: December 16, 2020

Jane's new role with Good Samaritan Education 'like a homecoming'

Good Samaritan Education has appointed a new Executive Director who is not only familiar with...

Posted on: November 18, 2020