Section Archive: Feature

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

Benedictine Footprints: a retreat that changed lives

Author and Benedictine Oblate Judith Valente was joined by 16 pilgrims for the Benedictine Footprints pilgrimage/retreat in the Abruzzo region of Italy last month for a contemplative, cultural, culinary journey.

Posted on: June 17, 2023

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