Articles by: Marie Casamento

Still Standing

Good Samaritan Sister Marie Casamento’s entry ‘Still Standing’ was highly commended in The Good Oil 2023 Writers’ Award, which has the aim of supporting and encouraging emerging and published writers.

Posted on: December 10, 2023

In Earth’s Sacred Womb

Sitting on the soil of the Flinders Ranges, in Ikara, the very heart and womb of that sacred meeting place for the Adnyamathanha People, was life changing for Marie Casamento.

Posted on: May 16, 2023

Hearts Incandescent Glow

‘Hearts Incandescent Glow’ by Sister Marie Casamento SGS is in response to the theme of Hope in the 2022 ACU Prize for Poetry, which will be awarded on September 1.

Posted on: August 16, 2022

Feathered flashes of hope

This poem by Good Samaritan Sister Marie Casamento was inspired by Easter and an engaging documentary, Penguins: Meet the Family, a unique celebration of one of Earth’s most iconic birds.

Posted on: April 24, 2021

With ashened hands and heart

Scorched dry heart, mapped on the faces of young and old, rich and poor alike. Caught by a climate change of a pandemic, writes Good Samaritan Sister Marie Casamento.

Posted on: October 20, 2020

Felt in the very hairs of our souls

During NAIDOC week, Good Samaritan Sister Marie Casamento SGS reflected on the spirits of the first peoples imbibing the land in Wivenhoe where she lives.

Posted on: July 17, 2019

One vote is all we have

Another year. Another federal election. Marie’s poem rings as true today as it did three years ago.

Posted on: February 20, 2019

Metaphorical marbles

“By Christmas,” they said, “we will let them in.” In stealth, in the dark of night, by the boats of the sky, they fly.

Posted on: November 21, 2018

East and West in monastic ritual

Day three, on the eve of St Benedict’s feast, prayer to the God of the Clouds rewarded, as the rains hold back enough to give safe passage to the last...

Posted on: July 18, 2018

A matter of perspective

“Goes forth a cry in the wasteland, full-throated, determined, forceful rippling down the aeons of time… ‘Prepare the way of the Lord!’,” writes Sister Marie Casamento.

Posted on: December 13, 2017

Extraordinarily ordinary

“The Ordinary is bedecked in the greening of extraordinary mystery, bejewelled with frost on the backs of huddled cows,” writes Good Samaritan Sister Marie Casamento.

Posted on: July 19, 2017

Seeds on the slipstream of life

In the slipstream of life, in the eyes of innocence, hope awaits us all on our wandering paths through life, writes Good Samaritan Sister Marie Casamento.

Posted on: October 18, 2016