Section Archive: Feature

A letter to my nine-month-old daughter

Using stories of marginalised people as future life-lessons for her daughter, Ashleigh Donnelly urges us...

Posted on: November 17, 2021

Good Sams committed to education in the Benedictine tradition

This year marks 200 years of Catholic education in Australia. Moira Najdecki reflects on how...

Posted on: November 17, 2021

Peace-building mission of Japanese Sisters lives on in Bacolod

The decades-long ‘peace-building’ mission between the Japanese Sisters of the Good Samaritan and the Bacolod...

Posted on: October 19, 2021

Pondering 30 years of Good Samaritan life in Kiribati

It is 30 years since the Good Sams were invited to Kiribati. Sister Meg Kahler...

Posted on: September 15, 2021

Listening and responding to the cry of the earth

The granting of personhood to the Whanganui River in New Zealand provides a distinctive lens...

Posted on: September 15, 2021

The rescue mission that captivated the world

The Good Samaritan theme of ‘being neighbour’ runs strongly throughout a new film about the...

Posted on: August 18, 2021

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