Section Archive: Feature

First participants commence program that supports women’s leadership

Four Catholic women will receive both financial and personal mentoring support in their theological studies...

Posted on: April 24, 2021

Rachel’s Vineyard offers hope and healing after abortion

It was just over 20 years ago that I was invited to attend a meeting...

Posted on: April 24, 2021

Sustained efforts to care for creation are taking flight

A spectacular flurry of butterflies is a welcome sign that the ecological restoration of endangered...

Posted on: December 16, 2020

Celebration of First Profession of two Good Samaritan Sisters

The Sisters of the Good Samaritan celebrated a day of great joy recently when two...

Posted on: October 20, 2020

Finding the sacred in isolation during the pandemic

For many Australians living in Melbourne, the extended two weeks in Stage 4 COVID-19 restrictions...

Posted on: September 16, 2020

COVID-19: an opportunity for cultivating a fresh approach to spirituality?

Many people are understandably on edge about the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the pandemic also allows...

Posted on: August 19, 2020

To be a pilgrim in the midst of ordinary people living ordinary lives

On the steps of Monte Cassino on Benedict’s feast day, I experienced communion with all...

Posted on: July 16, 2020

Towards the Plenary Council – people of God on a pilgrim journey

Women and the Plenary Council was the topic for a gathering on Zoom last month...

Posted on: July 16, 2020

Life to the Full: stories of infertility, faith and a hope-filled future

In this new book by Debra Vermeer, we encounter the stories of seven couples as,...

Posted on: June 16, 2020

Responding to the call to care for adults and children at risk

For the Sisters of the Good Samaritan, creating a safe environment for all, especially children...

Posted on: June 16, 2020

Companions on our journey of ecumenism

During the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in this time of pandemic, my thoughts...

Posted on: May 19, 2020

Retreat-like isolation a time to reflect on our role in creation

As we celebrate five years since the publication of Pope Francis’ landmark document, Laudato Si’:...

Posted on: May 19, 2020