Articles by: The Good Oil

Fruits of a Good Samaritan connection continue to flourish

The bonds between two congregations of Sisters who share a name and a charism have been strengthened through the life-saving healthcare provided by the St Veronica Medical Centre in Uganda.

Posted on: February 21, 2024

Fruits of a Good Samaritan connection continue to flourish

The bonds between two congregations of Sisters who share a name and a charism have been strengthened through the life-saving healthcare provided by the St Veronica Medical Centre in Uganda....

Posted on: February 19, 2024

Catholic community acknowledges Good Samaritans’ presence in Nara over 70 years

The warm relationship between the Sisters of the Good Samaritan and the Catholic community of Nara, Japan, was celebrated recently in recognition of the 75th anniversary of the Sisters’ arrival...

Posted on: February 16, 2024

Hundreds left homeless in Bacolod after fires destroy dwellings

The Sisters of the Good Samaritan and the Good Samaritan Foundation have been working to help families in Bacolod, the Philippines, who were left homeless after a series of fires...

Posted on: February 16, 2024

Ministries aim to make the festive season a time of faith and hope

The Good Samaritan Foundation brings together people and resources to support the works and initiatives of the Good Samaritan Sisters to assist those in need in communities across Australia and the Pacific. The Foundation’s...

Posted on: December 11, 2023

Report provides a template for Church response to family violence

A new report highlighting the success of a pilot program conducted by Catholic Social Services Victoria and the Diocese of Sale provides a template for other dioceses in helping to...

Posted on: December 11, 2023

Read, watch, listen: top picks to bring in the New Year

In this edition, The Good Oil has gathered recommendations from some of our readers and writers on what to read, watch and listen to over Christmas and the New Year.

Posted on: December 10, 2023

Cup of Peace Café provides a pathway to future employment

Senior students at the Mater Dei School in Camden have embarked on a new endeavour in business and hospitality this year by opening the Cup of Peace Café – an...

Posted on: December 6, 2023

70th anniversary celebrates links between Seiwa College and Good Sams

Seiwa College in Sasebo, Japan, celebrated its 70th anniversary last month with a ceremony attended by five Sisters of the Good Samaritan in recognition of the Congregation’s role in founding...

Posted on: November 13, 2023

Santa Teresa immersion a transformative experience for GSE students

The Good Samaritan Education student immersion experience returned to our Formation for Mission program this year with a visit to the community at Ltyentye Apurte (Santa Teresa) near Alice Springs....

Posted on: November 11, 2023

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. Together with Sonya Mears, Executive Director of the Good Samaritan...

Posted on: November 10, 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 Sister Catherine McCahill, the newly installed Superior of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan, and this, she...

Posted on: October 14, 2023