The Sisters of The Good Samaritan - Protection of Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults
Section Archive: It Occurred to Me

Preparing the way for the writer's voice to be heard

The legendary William Shawn, who edited “The New Yorker” for 35 years, said “the work...

Posted on: December 12, 2018

Honouring the stranger-guest-host relationship

Something insidious is happening throughout our world that is threatening the intrinsic human nexus between...

Posted on: November 21, 2018

How power has hijacked the parable of the Good Samaritan

We can easily highjack the parable of the Good Samaritan, says Sister Patty Fawkner, if...

Posted on: July 18, 2018

Silence is golden - and it also kills

Will we be loyal to the silence or will we interrupt the silence that has...

Posted on: June 20, 2018

How to cope with constancy and intensity of bad news?

For Sister Patty Fawkner, two strategies or ways of thinking may help: to accept life’s...

Posted on: May 16, 2018

The double-edged sword of loneliness

There is much we can do within our own neighbourhoods and our own hearts to...

Posted on: April 18, 2018

In gratitude for "bountiful gifts and graces"

“There is a season for everything, a time for every purpose under heaven – a...

Posted on: March 21, 2018

Calls for change within the Church will be its salvation

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” and “The Post” have something important to say about ‘the...

Posted on: February 21, 2018

Of Maya and Mary

When we see the images of Mary and her child this Christmas, may we pause...

Posted on: December 13, 2017

The mystery of death and life

We need more help in assisted living, rather than assisted dying, writes Sister Patty Fawkner.

Posted on: November 15, 2017

Lessons from my father

It will be how I fulfil my role, and the relationships I nourish with my...

Posted on: October 18, 2017