Category Archive: News and Events

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

Santa Teresa immersion a transformative experience for GSE students

The Good Samaritan Education student immersion experience returned to our Formation for Mission program this year with a visit to the community at Ltyentye Apurte (Santa Teresa) near Alice Springs....

Posted on: November 11, 2023

Laptops will support learning in Timor Leste

Good Samaritan Sister Rita Hayes, who spent many years living in Timor Leste, made her final trip back there recently. Together with Sonya Mears, Executive Director of the Good Samaritan...

Posted on: November 10, 2023

A love of learning and teaching underpins new Superior’s life and ministry

A love of learning and teaching has underpinned the life and ministry of Sister Catherine McCahill, the newly installed Superior of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan, and this, she...

Posted on: October 14, 2023

Benedictine leadership course supports Sr Grace Marcelo in her ministry

A short course in Rome on Leadership in the Rule of St Benedict was not only a wonderful experience of intercultural learning for Good Samaritan Sister Grace Marcelo, but also...

Posted on: October 14, 2023

Social justice advocates shine a spotlight on human trafficking

Two Sisters of the Good Samaritan were part of a team of staff and volunteers from ACRATH – Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans – who met with senior...

Posted on: October 14, 2023

Winner of The Good Oil 2023 Writers’ Award announced

The Good Oil 2023 Writers’ Award was launched by the Sisters of the Good Samaritan with the dual purpose of supporting and encouraging the development of emerging and published writers....

Posted on: September 19, 2023

Vice-Regal reception honours Good Sams’ ‘rich and proud history’

Sisters of the Good Samaritan, together with staff, partners in mission, friends and supporters were honoured guests at Admiralty House in Sydney recently for a reception hosted by the Governor-General...

Posted on: September 19, 2023

The Good Oil wins ACPA Award for Best Content – Climate and Environment

The annual conference of the Australasian Catholic Press Association (ACPA) took place this month when more than 50 Catholic editors and people working in Church communications came together in Perth....

Posted on: September 19, 2023