Category Archive: Latest News

Poldi Mimovich's artwork features on Australian Christmas stamps

This year’s Christmas stamp issue by Australia Post focuses on Australian themes. Paintings by the late artist and sculptor Leopoldine ‘Poldi’ Mimovich OAM have been reproduced on two religious stamps....

Posted on: November 17, 2020

'Share the Joy, Give a Toy' Christmas appeal for Bacolod

A Christmas fundraising campaign by the Good Samaritan Foundation hopes to put a smile on the faces of struggling children and families who have been hard-hit by the COVID-19 crisis....

Posted on: November 17, 2020

Our choices have the power to combat modern-day slavery

The scourge of human trafficking and the devastating impact on its victims was acknowledged by the Australasian Religious Press Association (ARPA) in its annual awards announced on October 30, 2020....

Posted on: November 17, 2020

Deep listening in the natural world: a celebration of faith, science and biodiversity

In 2019, the Sisters of the Good Samaritan entered into an auspice agreement with the Faith Ecology Network (FEN), a sponsorship that supports the continuing mission of strengthening interfaith dialogue...

Posted on: October 20, 2020

COVID-19 creates opportunities for us to be neighbour

Good Samaritan Sister Leonie Dueñas recently participated in Kwarenta, the Diocese of Bacolod’s 40-day Communal Reflection during COVID-19 and the Season of Creation, from September 1 to October 4, 2020....

Posted on: October 20, 2020

Commemorating 145 years of prayer and presence in Windsor

Good Samaritan Sisters recently celebrated 145 years of ministering at Windsor in the Hawkesbury region of New South Wales. Since 1875, 256 Sisters have lived and ministered in the area....

Posted on: September 15, 2020

Sisters’ new residence a home of grace and powerhouse of prayer

The Good Samaritan Sisters in Japan have moved from their Nara convent to take up residence in the Domus Gratiae, an aged care residence for priests and religious in Osaka....

Posted on: September 15, 2020

Lourdes Hill College student takes out Future Leaders' Future Justice Award

The lives of future generations are in good hands if Sophie Nakamura has anything to do with it. The Lourdes Hill College Year 12 student is the 2020 national winner...

Posted on: September 15, 2020

Sister Germia Tocama’s five-day Sydney visit turns into five months

When Good Samaritan Sister Germia Tocama left the Philippines for Sydney in early March, she intended to be here for five days to attend a Good Sams’ Plenary Council meeting....

Posted on: August 18, 2020

Extended stay at Yorkshire monastery brings many blessings

Good Samaritan Sister Christine Manning arrived at Stanbrook Abbey, North Yorkshire in November 2019 for a five-month sabbatical, however, she did not expect she would be there nine months later....

Posted on: August 18, 2020

St Scholastica’s College rises to a new challenge for boarders

The COVID-19 pandemic had a big impact on education right across Australia as schools closed and home-learning took over, but one group of students who faced particular challenges were boarders,...

Posted on: August 17, 2020

Mater Dei adapts to new ways of teaching, learning and supporting one another

The pandemic brought big changes to schools and education deliverers world-wide, and it was no exception for the Mater Dei community of students and Young Adults with an intellectual disability,...

Posted on: July 14, 2020