Section Archive: News

Life Membership for Good Samaritan Sister Mary O’Shannassy JP

Good Samaritan Sister Mary O’Shannassy, well known for her ministry as a prison chaplain, has been recognised for her 30 years of community service as a Justice of the Peace.

Posted on: April 17, 2024

Meet the Members of Council: Sisters Michelle, Kathleen, Ann-Maree and Meg

In this edition we meet the four Council members who will assist and advise Sister Catherine McCahill in her role as Congregational Leader of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan.

Posted on: March 20, 2024

Benedicta House a place of prayer and ongoing mission

Nine Sisters of the Good Samaritan living in Melbourne have moved into a brand new built-for-purpose residence called Benedicta House, a name that pays tribute to the Sisters’ Benedictine spirituality.

Posted on: March 20, 2024

Catholic community acknowledges Good Samaritans’ presence in Nara over 70 years

The warm relationship between the Sisters of the Good Samaritan and the Catholic community of Nara was celebrated recently in recognition of the anniversary of the Sisters’ arrival in Japan.

Posted on: February 21, 2024

Hundreds left homeless in Bacolod after fires destroy dwellings

The Good Samaritan Sisters and the Good Samaritan Foundation have been working together to help families in Bacolod in the Philippines who were left homeless after a series of fires.

Posted on: February 21, 2024

Fruits of a Good Samaritan connection continue to flourish

The bonds between two congregations of Sisters who share a name and a charism have been strengthened through the life-saving healthcare provided by the St Veronica Medical Centre in Uganda.

Posted on: February 21, 2024

Study opportunity will strengthen Donna’s ministry of care and support

Donna Belle Ferrer said she receives much more than she gives from her ministry in psycho-social support for diocesan seminarians and parents and teachers at the Good Samaritan Kinder School.

Posted on: April 19, 2023

New community house in Kiribati a witness to God’s hospitality for all

The Sisters of the Good Samaritan in Temaiku, Kiribati, have officially taken up residence in their new community house, further deepening their commitment to the people of the island nation.

Posted on: April 19, 2023

Big Sister Little Sister Program helps students to flourish

When students first start at Lourdes Hill College their Big Sister writes them a letter. This letter tells them to be brave, be inspired and explore all the College offers.

Posted on: April 19, 2023

Good Samaritan Sister Elizabeth Delaney receives papal honour

Sister Elizabeth Delaney SGS has been presented with the pontifical honour Croce Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice for ‘her considerable service to the Church in the Archdiocese of Sydney and Australia’.

Posted on: December 21, 2022

Support for Oceania delegates' voices to be heard at COP27

At the recent COP27 UN Climate Conference, the voices of Oceania delegates were heard loud and clear, telling of the impacts of climate change on their land and their people.

Posted on: December 21, 2022

Online experience connects students with ministries in Bacolod

Student groups from across Good Samaritan Education schools gathered recently for an ‘online immersion’ experience with Sisters and staff of Good Samaritan ministries in Bacolod, the Philippines, writes Debra Vermeer.

Posted on: December 21, 2022