Section Archive: News

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

Good Samaritan mural honours the past and inspires the community

The Sisters of the Good Samaritan will continue to be an integral part of the Saints Peter and Paul’s Catholic Primary School in Bulimba, Queensland, thanks to a new mural.

Posted on: March 16, 2022

Women's Study and Mentoring Program doubles in size this year

The Good Samaritan Study and Mentoring Program has doubled in size for its second year, meaning that eight women will receive support to undertake studies aimed at promoting women’s leadership.

Posted on: March 16, 2022

Banyule residential accommodation project a new collaboration

A new collaboration between the Good Samaritan Inn, a local parish and the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne will result in an expansion of residential services for women and their children.

Posted on: March 16, 2022

Revitalised common room a gathering place for Balmain community

Neighbours in a Balmain public housing estate have banded together to build on the legacy left by two Good Samaritan Sisters by bringing back to life an abandoned common room.

Posted on: December 18, 2021

Third Future Leaders Award for Lourdes Hill College

Lourdes Hill College Year 12 graduate Sophie Leong has been awarded the Future Leaders Future Justice Award in recognition of her commitment to service and outreach over the past year.

Posted on: December 17, 2021

Christmas a Season of Hope

The Good Samaritan Foundation brings together people and resources to support the works and initiatives of the Good Samaritan Sisters to assist people in communities across Australia and the Pacific.

Posted on: December 16, 2021