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The Good Oil

The e-magazine of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan

News Feature

Sisters’ presence in the West lives on through Good Samaritan Oblates

The permanent presence of the Good Samaritan Sisters in Western Australia will come to an end next month when Sister Anna Warlow returns to the eastern states, writes Debra Vermeer. READ MORE

It Occurred to Me

While we can ‘celebrate small victories’ our church deserves so much more

When women question the status quo with openness, frankness and boldness, they are ignored or figuratively told to go away by male gatekeepers, writes Good Samaritan Sister Patty Fawkner SGS. READ MORE

Faith in the Ordinary

The Art of Pausing: Embracing the Current Moment

The pandemic has been an opportunity to practise the art of pausing to help us appreciate the beauty, the wonder, the mystery that is all around us, writes Judith Valente. READ MORE

Review

The Grizzlies is a survivors’ tale of youth and hope

A new Canadian film goes beyond the sports genre in a compelling human drama that takes the viewer into the issues of identity affecting indigenous communities worldwide, writes Dan McAloon.  READ MORE

Latest news from the Good Sams

Women come together to raise their prophetic voice

New agreement continues support for women and children in need

Restoration of Rosebank Chapel and Cemetery complete

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