Section Archive: Feature

Tokarerei Matiera begins a new chapter in her vocation journey

When Tokarerei Matiera arrived from Kiribati recently to begin her Novitiate with the Sisters of the Good Samaritan, it was the beginning of an exciting new chapter in her life.

Posted on: May 17, 2023

St Veronica Medical Centre in Uganda opens its doors

A newly built medical centre has opened its doors in Uganda and is already making a difference in the life of the community in the spirit of the Good Samaritan

Posted on: May 17, 2023

Along the path of the Gospels with Benedict, Scholastica and Polding

Last month, the first post-COVID Good Samaritan Education Benedictine Pilgrimage took up the path of Benedict, Scholastica and Polding across the United Kingdom and Italy. Several pilgrims share their experiences.

Posted on: May 17, 2023

Sister Margaret Lyons SGS: a woman of wisdom

When the card arrived marked “Return to Sender”, the first thing that entered my mind was that my friend, Margaret, to whom the Christmas card had been sent, had moved.

Posted on: May 16, 2023

Inclusivity, for all

At the Good Samaritan Outreach Centre we strive to be inclusive, recognising the needs of the poor and vulnerable, and reaching out with compassion and love, writes Sister Anne Dixon.

Posted on: May 16, 2023

History is calling

First Nations Peoples have an inalienable right to be heard at the highest level of the nation’s governance. History is calling all of us forward, writes Sister Clare Condon SGS.

Posted on: April 18, 2023

An experience of the German Synodal Way

I was privileged to experience the final Assembly of the German Synodal Way, and its attempts to forge a path for a Church undergoing challenge and change, writes Susan Sullivan.

Posted on: April 18, 2023

St Mary Star of the Sea College celebrates 150th Anniversary

This year, St Mary Star of the Sea College marks 150 years of educating young women in the Good Samaritan tradition. A number of significant events will mark this milestone.

Posted on: March 15, 2023

Mentoring and spiritual direction are key aspects of women’s leadership program

Jaren Malales is one of eight women receiving support to undertake studies aimed at promoting women’s leadership within the Church through the Good Samaritan Study and Mentoring (SAM) Leadership Program.

Posted on: March 15, 2023

Lent calls us into deeper relationship with God and each other

During Lent, let us reflect on all that we have been given, on all that makes us fully human, and ‘pay forward’ those gifts to others, writes Veronica McCluskie SGS.

Posted on: February 14, 2023

Proud to be part of a community that engenders hope

An opportunity to grow, to make mistakes and learn from them, and to be part of something bigger than me brings meaning and purpose to my life, writes Carlo Tingson.

Posted on: February 14, 2023

Festive season a celebration of faith and family

The Good Samaritan Foundation brings together people and resources to support the works and initiatives of the Good Samaritan Sisters to assist the needy in communities across Australia and the Pacific.

Posted on: December 20, 2022