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The Good Oil

The e-magazine of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan

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Tears and laughter with Patricia Flynn

‘The Good Oil’ sat down with Patricia Flynn who, alongside Dr Ivan Lamourt, runs the drama therapy program, Stage Rage, at St Benedicts Prep in New Jersey, United States. READ MORE


The results are in

Many thanks to those who completed the recent ‘The Good Oil Readers Survey’. Your valuable feedback continues to help us deliver content that meets your needs and interests. READ MORE

St Monica's College celebrates ‘hearts across the Nullarbor’

In celebration of their ongoing partnership, St Monica’s College in Epping, Victoria, recently welcomed Anna Warlow SGS and Good Samaritan Rural Outreach to their Year 12 Graduation Assembly. READ MORE


She is Advent

Countercultural to our twenty-first century living, Advent presents a rare and precious opportunity to prioritise ‘unproductive’ time and allow space for personal and communal spiritual encounters. READ MORE

It Occurred to Me


In response to the tragedy of institutional child sexual abuse, Sister Patty Fawkner considers the distinct ‘stages’ currently being journeyed through by the Church. READ MORE

Being Just Neighbours

Return to The Inn

As soon as I walked in the front door I felt a surge of memories of women and children I met here all those years ago… Are they safe? READ MORE


Finding freedom on death row

‘The Sun Does Shine’ is about the triumph of the human spirit over seemingly insurmountable adversity and of hope over hate. READ MORE

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