Section Archive: Feature

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

On the brink of everything

Parker Palmer’s book ‘On the Brink of Everything’ on ‘grace, gravity, and growing old’ was the inspiration for bringing together my thinking about a recent retreat experience, writes Alice Priest.

Posted on: May 16, 2022

Interfaith dialogue: iftar and the healing of hospitality

When my Muslim sisters host iftar, the meal taken by Muslims at sundown to break their daily fast during Ramadan, it’s a lively event with food, games, conversation and laughter.

Posted on: May 16, 2022

And the band played on

A visit to the small Pacific island nation of Kiribati was a rare opportunity for Judith Holt, who experienced a place of learning where inclusivity is intrinsic to the culture.

Posted on: May 16, 2022

HOPE … four letters that carry the aliveness of God in our midst

Everyone hopes for something. It’s an inherent part of being a human being, defining our desires and shaping the self-narrative about the future we all have running inside our minds.

Posted on: April 19, 2022

Set new places at the table

This portrayal of the Parable of the Good Samaritan by Carmel Lillis offers a profound insight into the reality of life for refugees through the chance meeting of two strangers.

Posted on: April 19, 2022

Synodality demands that we have eyes wide open and hearts and minds attuned

Launching the consultation for the synod on synodality, Pope Francis calls us to “look others in the eye and listen to what they have to say”, writes Clare Condon SGS.

Posted on: March 14, 2022

‘Street Angel of Sydney’ comforted the disturbed and disturbed the comfortable

Good Samaritan Sister Catherine McCahill reflects on the life of Sister Pauline Elizabeth Fitz-Walter, Christ’s messenger who was a witness to the Christian message of hope, joy, love and peace. ...

Posted on: February 17, 2022

Vale Sister Pauline Fitz-Walter SGS – a saint and a prophet

Good Samaritan Sister Pauline Fitz-Walter OAM, described by her friend Bishop David Cremin as “our Mother Teresa” for her service to people at the margins, died on December 16, 2021.

Posted on: February 17, 2022

Typhoon’s path of destruction results in loss of homes and livelihoods

More than a month after Typhoon Rai, or Odette as it is known locally in the Philippines, tore through the islands of Visayas and Mindanao, killing more than 400 people

Posted on: February 17, 2022

Last Good Sam retires from education role in Canberra & Goulburn

It was the end of an era when Good Samaritan Sister Sue Hallams retired from her role in pastoral ministry at St Francis Xavier College in Canberra in December 2021.

Posted on: February 17, 2022