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The Good Oil

The e-magazine of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan


Former president, advocate for climate justice visiting Australia

Anote Tong, former President of Kiribati, is in Australia to speak about the challenges facing Kiribati, Australia’s responsibility to tackle the climate crisis, and his READ MORE

Immersion experiences bearing fruit long afterwards

Students and staff at St Scholastica’s College who have undertaken immersion experiences with Good Samaritan ministries are helping to support those ministries when they return READ MORE

Brisbane gathering celebrates Good Samaritan partnerships

It was a diverse group of people who came together in Brisbane last weekend for a conference that celebrated the many partnerships and connections that READ MORE


70 years since six Good Samaritans set sail for Nagasaki

Seventy years ago this month, six Good Samaritan Sisters set sail for Nagasaki, Japan, to respond to the need of the people there in the READ MORE


Eighteen and homeless

Never did I fear turning 18, writes Ashleigh Green. For Tenille, who I met two years ago, the thought of turning 18 made her stomach READ MORE

Faith in the Ordinary

Joy in old age

What is joy? Is it the product of experience, or its source? I was stuck in heady questioning, and getting nowhere. Humble recourse to someone READ MORE

Photo Essay

A lens on life in Ltyentye Apurte

Sister Marie O’Shea was one of five Good Samaritan Sisters who recently spent a week in the Aboriginal community of Ltyentye Apurte, also called Santa READ MORE

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