Articles by: Marie Casamento

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

One vote is all we have

One vote is all we have

With the Federal election looming in Australia, Good Samaritan Sister Marie Casamento offers us all – but particularly politicians, candidates and voters – a prayerful poem to ponder.

Posted on: June 21, 2016

Before the eyes of the world

Before the eyes of the world

“Before the eyes of the world, in the dead of night they came, seeking passage between their lands of desolation and the possibility of a better life.” Good Samaritan Sister...

Posted on: March 15, 2016