Artist Terry St Ledger depicts Ministerial Women for the 21st Century
A highlight of the Blessing and Opening of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan Congregational Centre last month was the unveiling of a series of artworks, entitled The Ministerial Women.
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.
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.
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’.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.