Section Archive: Feature

Good Samaritan Sisters’ ministries are flourishing in Kiribati

When Sister Michelle Reid visited Kiribati, she was struck by two things: the vulnerability of the land due to rising sea levels and the ministry of the Good Samaritan Sisters.

Posted on: April 17, 2024

We can be the change we want to see in the world

On World Water Day last month, members of the Faith and Ecology Network came together for an online workshop on connecting faith with ecological awareness and care, writes Sue Martin.

Posted on: April 15, 2024

Holy Audacity calls us to be a voice for justice and peace

In 2022, the Good Samaritan Education’s Governing Council discerned to take up Holy Audacity as one of its core values and which is at the heart of our community formation.

Posted on: March 20, 2024

Women deacons: will the Synod on Synodality be the catalyst for change?

The question of whether women can be ordained as deacons in the Catholic Church is expected to be discussed further at this year’s Second Session of the Synod on Synodality.

Posted on: March 17, 2024

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...

Posted on: December 13, 2023

Read, watch, listen: top picks to bring in the New Year

In this edition, The Good Oil has gathered recommendations from some of our readers and writers on what to read, watch and listen to over Christmas and the New Year.

Posted on: December 10, 2023

A new book examines the force of grace in our lives

Good Samaritan Education recently hosted well-known Benedictine author, speaker, educator and broadcaster, Abbot Christopher Jamison OSB in Sydney for a presentation exploring some of the themes of his new book.

Posted on: November 13, 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 a wonderful experience of intercultural learning for Sister Grace Marcelo and provided fresh insights and strategies.

Posted on: October 28, 2023

I'm listening

Catherine McAleer’s entry ‘I’m listening’ was awarded second prize in The Good Oil 2023 Writers’ Award, which aims to support and encourage the development of both emerging and published writers.

Posted on: October 14, 2023

Benedict’s Rule provides insights for living through times of impasse

The Church, and in particular religious life, is living in a reformation time, characterised by both great upheaval and a great opportunity to draw deeply from the roots of faith.

Posted on: October 14, 2023

Good Sams Foundation looks to the future with confidence

The Good Samaritan Foundation is building on its legacy and looking to the future with confidence with the recent appointment of a new Executive Director and Chair of the Board.

Posted on: August 16, 2023

Good Samaritan Huts for the Homeless

How often in meetings do we discuss the growing number of homeless people who we meet in our daily lives? The problem is massive on government, communal and individual levels.

Posted on: July 14, 2023