Section Archive: Musings of a Leader

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...

Posted on: March 20, 2012

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.

Posted on: February 21, 2012

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...

Posted on: December 13, 2011

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...

Posted on: November 8, 2011

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.

Posted on: October 11, 2011

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.

Posted on: September 13, 2011

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...

Posted on: August 9, 2011

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...

Posted on: July 12, 2011

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.

Posted on: June 14, 2011

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...

Posted on: May 10, 2011

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.

Posted on: April 12, 2011

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...

Posted on: March 7, 2011