Articles by: Debra Vermeer
How a chance meeting opened up a new ministry

How a chance meeting opened up a new ministry

While the Good Samaritan Sisters in Pakenham, Victoria say they’re helping their African friends with...

Posted on: November 19, 2013

Fran’s artistic and spiritual legacy

Fran’s artistic and spiritual legacy

It was only when Good Samaritan Sister, Fran Nolan died that others discovered a treasure...

Posted on: October 15, 2013

City dweller makes home in QLD outback

City dweller makes home in QLD outback

For Good Samaritan Sister Carmel Pattinson, a self-confessed extrovert who’s lived in the city for...

Posted on: September 17, 2013

The importance of believing in others

The importance of believing in others

“I’ve always worked with the marginalised,” says Cate Sydes. “I’ve always been drawn to kids...

Posted on: August 20, 2013

Finding beauty and grace in prisons

Finding beauty and grace in prisons

Good Samaritan Sister Mary O’Shannassy has worked in prison chaplaincy for 19 years. “The men...

Posted on: July 16, 2013

A life of ongoing conversion

A life of ongoing conversion

While Penny Carroll’s experience of faith began in her childhood, she says it was a...

Posted on: June 18, 2013

An oasis of peace, calm and spiritual nurturing

Behind the imposing brick walls of the Mount St Benedict Centre at Pennant Hills in...

Posted on: April 16, 2013

A simple ministry of presence and hospitality

A simple ministry of presence and hospitality

A year in ministry at Santa Teresa, near Alice Springs, has been a steep learning...

Posted on: March 19, 2013

A life devoted to deep listening

A life devoted to deep listening

Good Samaritan Sister Carmel Posa is rejoicing that a cochlear implant is restoring her hearing...

Posted on: February 19, 2013

“I’ve struggled with Advent in recent years”

“I’ve struggled with Advent in recent years”

This Advent, in this Year of Grace, I can feel God’s grace stirring within. I...

Posted on: November 20, 2012