Section Archive: Feature

Return visit to Timor Leste sees scholarship students shine

Seventeen more young people in the Good Samaritan Railaco Scholarship Program have graduated from tertiary studies in Timor Leste despite the immense practical challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Posted on: September 21, 2022

New Oblates welcomed in a celebration long delayed

The Good Samaritan community welcomed four new Oblates last month in a beautiful liturgy. This was the first Oblation ceremony held in NSW since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Posted on: September 19, 2022

Listening to the Voice of Creation, listening to Country

This year the theme for the Season of Creation is ‘Listen to the Voice of Creation’.  Sue Martin reflects on the different ways in which it is possible to listen.

Posted on: September 19, 2022

Hearts Incandescent Glow

‘Hearts Incandescent Glow’ by Sister Marie Casamento SGS is in response to the theme of Hope in the 2022 ACU Prize for Poetry, which will be awarded on September 1.

Posted on: August 16, 2022

Called to Practise Resurrection

Good Samaritan Oblate Peita Ward facilitated a Spirituality Gathering with the title ‘Doing together what we cannot do alone’. The session Practising Resurrection was the basis for a fruitful discussion.

Posted on: August 16, 2022

Finding strength through channelling Mary

A childhood memory of an image of Mary in a leadlight window prompted Kate Englebrecht to question what it is that we humans fear so much at the spiritual level.

Posted on: July 19, 2022

Walking together

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s rich history and culture is something that people and systems across Australia have only recently begun to open, to understand, and receive more fully.

Posted on: July 19, 2022

Benedictine Life: A Vision Unfolding

The Benedictine Federation of St Scholastica recently celebrated its centenary by holding a Colloquium. Patty Fawkner SGS was invited to present a paper entitled ‘What we stand for – Witness’.

Posted on: July 18, 2022

Occasional Address to ACU Graduands given by Sr Clare Condon

Sister Clare Condon SGS gave the Occasional Address to Graduands at Australian Catholic University’s Graduation Ceremony on May 26 when she received the honorary degree of Doctor of the University.

Posted on: June 14, 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 18, 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 18, 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 18, 2022