Section Archive: Profile

Caring for Sisters’ health and well-being ‘a graced experience’

In more than a decade as Health and Well-being Coordinator for the Sisters of the Good Samaritan, Marie Mohr has seen much in the way of change, growth and challenges.

Posted on: November 15, 2022

Yvonne Weldon is committed to making a difference

As a student at St Scholastica’s College in the 1980s, Yvonne Weldon thrived under the Good Samaritan charism of being neighbour and offering a helping hand to those in need.

Posted on: August 16, 2022

New face brings renewed energy for the mission of Good Samaritan Education

Earlier this year, Good Samaritan Education welcomed Carmel Shaw as the new Director of Formation and Mission Integration. Carmel spoke to Gabrielle Sinclair for this edition of ‘The Good Oil’.

Posted on: March 14, 2022

Pandemic has led to an increase in human rights abuses

From her earliest years, Alissia Carroll has felt a compelling need to be with her fellow human beings who are suffering rather than turn a blind eye, writes Debra Vermeer.

Posted on: July 24, 2021

Patricia Purcell retires after a long association with the Good Sams

Good Samaritan Foundation Board member Patricia Purcell retired recently. She spoke to Debra Vermeer about what has been a long and happy association with the Sisters of the Good Samaritan.

Posted on: July 24, 2021

When being neighbour is opening our doors and hearts to strangers

Rosemary Kariuki is on a mission to empower migrant women, enticing them from a culture of silos, exposing them to new ideas, experiences and the wider community, writes Dan McAloon.

Posted on: June 18, 2021

After decades of social activism, Jill remains committed to eco-justice advocacy

Jill Finnane retired recently from her role as Eco-Justice Program Coordinator and Pacific Calling Partnership Coordinator for the Edmund Rice Centre. She spoke to Debra Vermeer about her eco-justice work.

Posted on: June 18, 2021

Sr Liz Wiemers farewells Santa Teresa community after 12 years

Good Samaritan Sister Liz Wiemers has farewelled the Santa Teresa community in Central Australia after 12 years of ministry there. She spoke to Debra Vermeer about the challenges and joys.

Posted on: February 19, 2021

Jane's new role with Good Samaritan Education 'like a homecoming'

Good Samaritan Education has appointed a new Executive Director who is not only familiar with the Good Sams but was educated by them. Dr Jane Comensoli spoke to Debra Vermeer.

Posted on: November 18, 2020

A life-long commitment to the transformative power of education

Patricia Staunton AM is passionate about education, particularly for young girls. Her upbringing and the faith of her parents gave her a respect for social justice, she tells Debra Vermeer.

Posted on: October 20, 2020

Saying thank you ‘with a song in my heart’

When Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley became Vice-Patron of the Good Samaritan Foundation, she penned a song about the work of the Good Sams and their partners, writes Debra Vermeer.

Posted on: August 19, 2020

Answering God’s call to religious life, married life and lay leadership

My life has been a series of ‘calls’. I felt called to religious life, called to married life and called to oblate life as a Pastoral Leader, writes Cathy Jones....

Posted on: March 17, 2020