Section Archive: News

The Good Oil recognised for online publishing excellence

The annual conference of the Australasian Catholic Press Association (ACPA) took place last month when more than 60 Catholic editors and people working in church communications came together in Melbourne.

Posted on: September 21, 2022

Following the path of the Good Samaritan

Two students at Lourdes Hill College have been awarded the Future Leaders Future Justice Award in recognition of their commitment to leadership and creating a better world for future generations.

Posted on: September 21, 2022

Good Samaritan Oblates seek a deeper experience of God and community

Two Queensland women made their commitment as Good Samaritan Oblates this month, after both were drawn to deepen their ties with the Good Samaritan community in prayer, outreach and companionship.

Posted on: August 17, 2022

Applications invited for women’s Study and Mentoring program

The Sisters of the Good Samaritan are now inviting applications for the third year of their Study and Mentoring (SAM) Program, which offers financial assistance for women undertaking tertiary studies.

Posted on: August 17, 2022

Listening, Being, Transforming: Co-creators in Christ

Good Samaritan Education hosted its Triennial Conference at Mary MacKillop Place in North Sydney on 23-24 July. The joyful gathering of more than 150 people included some very dynamic students.

Posted on: August 17, 2022

Call to Chapter heralds a time of prayerful discernment for Good Sams

Good Samaritan communities in Australia, the Philippines, Kiribati and Japan gathered in prayer this month for the Call to Chapter. This is the beginning of a 12-month process of discernment.

Posted on: July 20, 2022

Good Samaritan community commits to Laudato Si’ Action Goals

The Sisters of the Good Samaritan have launched their seven Laudato Si’ Action Goals, designed to help them turn their long-time commitment to caring for creation into day-to-day practical actions.

Posted on: July 20, 2022

Oblates’ outreach initiative focuses on the elderly in Bacolod

A collaboration between Good Samaritan Oblates in Caboolture, Queensland, and Bacolod, the Philippines, has resulted in a new grass-roots initiative where the Philippines Oblates visit elderly people in their community.

Posted on: July 20, 2022

Joan Chittister: What is the ‘new’ trying to emerge in Benedictine life?

Benedictines must draw on their history, tradition and charism, rooted in the ancient Rule of St Benedict, as they strike out on new paths in facing the challenges of today.

Posted on: June 15, 2022

New ACRATH President calls for united action to stop slavery

As the president of Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans, Sister Clare Condon SGS hopes to see more lay people joining the religious in their fight to stop slavery.

Posted on: April 20, 2022

Spiritual direction and mentoring are key aspects of SAM Program

This year eight women will receive support to undertake studies aimed at promoting women’s leadership within the Church through the Good Samaritan Study and Mentoring (SAM) Program, writes Debra Vermeer.

Posted on: April 20, 2022

Scholarship program making a difference in Timor Leste

A scholarship program that began with a $1000 donation now provides scholarships for 63 students each year at a Catholic Secondary School in Timor Leste and about 80 tertiary students.

Posted on: April 20, 2022