Category Archive: Latest News

Call to Chapter heralds a time of prayerful discernment for Good Sams

Good Samaritan communities in Australia, the Philippines, Kiribati and Japan gathered in prayer recently for the Call to Chapter, the beginning of a 12-month process of discernment leading to next...

Posted on: July 19, 2022

Oblates’ outreach initiative focuses on the elderly in Bacolod

A long-distance collaboration between Good Samaritan Oblates in Caboolture, Queensland, and Bacolod, the Philippines, has resulted in a new grass-roots initiative where the Philippines Oblates visit elderly people in their...

Posted on: July 19, 2022

Joan Chittister: What is the ‘new’ trying to emerge in Benedictine life?

Benedictines must draw on their history, tradition and charism, rooted in the ancient Rule of St Benedict, as they strike out on new paths in facing the challenges of today,...

Posted on: June 14, 2022

Tertiary Scholarship Fund supports first graduates in Bacolod

Four young people from the poorest areas of Bacolod in the Philippines, who began their education with the Good Samaritan Kinder School in 2004-05, will soon graduate at tertiary level,...

Posted on: June 14, 2022

Good Samaritan Sister Clare Condon receives ACU honour

Good Samaritan Sister Clare Condon has been awarded an honorary doctorate by Australian Catholic University in recognition of her contribution to social justice and to the Catholic Church in Australia....

Posted on: May 26, 2022

A rare bird’s-eye view of the windows in St Scholastica’s Chapel

Recent renovations to St Scholastica’s Chapel in Glebe have allowed the Sisters of the Good Samaritan’s Archivist to get a bird’s-eye view of some of the treasures of the chapel;...

Posted on: May 16, 2022

Mater Dei Fresh Food provides a hands-on learning experience

A fully functioning mini Woolworths store at Mater Dei School aims to mimic the operations of a supermarket with baskets for fresh food, signage, shelves for groceries, uniforms and registers....

Posted on: May 16, 2022

Ties of friendship bind Port Pirie to Kiribati and the Good Sams

The long-standing warm relationship between the Sisters of the Good Samaritan, Port Pirie Diocese and the Pacific nation of Kiribati was reaffirmed when two I-Kiribati Sisters visited the Diocese recently....

Posted on: May 16, 2022

Scholarship program making a difference in Timor Leste

When Good Samaritan Sisters Rita Hayes and Michelle Reid volunteered for ministry in Timor Leste in 2000, they set out to identify the areas of greatest need in the wake...

Posted on: April 19, 2022

Spiritual direction and mentoring are key aspects of SAM Program

In the second year of the Good Samaritan Study and Mentoring (SAM) Program, eight women will receive support as they undertake studies aimed at promoting women’s leadership within the Church....

Posted on: April 19, 2022

New ACRATH President calls for united action to stop slavery

As the president of Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans, Sister Clare Condon SGS hopes to see more lay people joining the religious in their fight to stop slavery....

Posted on: April 19, 2022

Banner highlights the call to ecological conversion

The need for urgent action on climate change will be a key focus in the lead-up to the Federal Election on May 21. Australian Religious Response to Climate Change (ARRCC)...

Posted on: April 11, 2022