Category Archive: Latest News

Life Membership for Good Samaritan Sister Mary O’Shannassy JP

Good Samaritan Sister Mary O’Shannassy, well known for her decades-long ministry as a prison chaplain, has been recognised for another long-standing contribution to community service – 30 years as a...

Posted on: April 12, 2024

Fostering global connections: Bennies welcomes students from Japan

In March this year, students from Seiwa Joshi Gakuin College in Sasebo in Japan visited Mount St Benedict College in Pennant Hills, continuing a tradition that began in the 1960s....

Posted on: April 12, 2024

Meet the Members of Council: Sisters Michelle, Kathleen, Ann-Maree and Meg

Meet the four Council members who will assist and advise Sister Catherine McCahill in her role as Congregational Leader of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan. For Sister Meg Kahler, this...

Posted on: March 19, 2024

Holy Audacity calls us to be a voice for justice and peace

In 2022, the Good Samaritan Education’s Governing Council discerned to take up Holy Audacity as one of its core values. This year, this new dynamic value is at the heart...

Posted on: March 16, 2024

Benedicta House a place of prayer and ongoing mission

Nine Sisters of the Good Samaritan living in Melbourne have moved into a brand new built-for-purpose residence, called Benedicta House. The name, which pays tribute to the Sisters’ Benedictine spirituality,...

Posted on: March 15, 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

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