Heeding Polding’s call about our first peoples
In 2010, the Commonwealth Government promised to hold a referendum on Indigenous constitutional recognition at or before the next election. Surely now is the time to act, says Good Samaritan...
Lent and the quest for beauty
Fasting in the Christian tradition is a means of seeking spiritual growth. It is a means of coming to inner beauty, writes Good Samaritan Sister Clare Condon.
Seeing Christmas in its proper context
The Christmas story is a reflection of our own story where we all strive in some way or another to be born into the fullness of life, writes Good Samaritan...
Crises and opportunities
“We are witnesses of a new global world emerging and one which is being confronted by a number of ongoing events which can generally be identified as ‘crises’,” writes Good...
The value of humilitas
Is it not time for the resurgence of true humilitas in our broader world of business, sport, politics and the Church, asks Good Samaritan Sister Clare Condon.
Pursuit of peace is a task for all of us
Why is peace so elusive both at a global level and in our personal, one-on-one relationships, asks Good Samaritan Sister Clare Condon.
Time to rethink our approach to asylum seekers
Sending asylum seekers to be processed in another country is politically sanctioned people-trafficking, says Good Samaritan Sister Clare Condon. It is a failure in the moral credibility of a wealthy...
The value of quiet listening
July 11, the Feast of St Benedict, is a special day for Good Samaritan Sisters. Benedict’s ancient rule and spirituality is foundational in their lives. At the heart of this...
Pentecost celebrates our unity and diversity
Pentecost is the feast day of the Holy Spirit, a celebration of unity and great diversity made possible through the gift of the Spirit, writes Good Samaritan Sister Clare Condon.
Resurrecting the true meaning of obedience
Obedience does not come from a battle of opinions or a superimposing of one will over another, but from a place of profound humility and respect, writes Good Samaritan Sister...
Colonisation still happening today
We need to come from a more humble stance of listening and responding rather than ruling and domineering, writes Good Samaritan Sister Clare Condon.
Allowing the 'new' and the 'old' to coexist
The ‘new’ does not have to replace the ‘old’ totally. The ‘new’ can add another exciting dimension, another opportunity. So it is vital that the ‘old’ order can make room...