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The Good Oil

The e-magazine of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan

News

Memorable encounter with Pope Francis at Benedictine gathering

Two Sisters of the Good Samaritan had a private audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican last week while attending a worldwide gathering of Benedictine READ MORE

Bennies’ boomerang bags a big hit

Shoppers at Pennant Hills in Sydney’s north are being offered free reusable bags, designed and sewn by students from Mount St Benedict College, in an READ MORE

Profile

Savouring beauty in nature, others and within

Sister Jacinta Shailer is well known in the religious community, and beyond, particularly for her creative pursuits, her years of service in Japan, her hospitality READ MORE

Opinion

We're losing touch with the art of listening

Listening for Benedictines isn’t a passive endeavour. It is an act of will, of paying attention, writes Judith Valente. READ MORE

Faith in the Ordinary

Benedict's tools for peace

The basic message of chapter four of “The Rule of St Benedict” is that peace on the large scale must begin in our hearts and READ MORE

Postcard From... Kiribati

A view of Kiribati

I know I shouldn’t, but I always experience a moment of doubt, followed by wonder and joy, that a pilot can actually find Tarawa – READ MORE

Review

Finding God in the stuff of everyday life

Like a reflection in a mirror, Judith Scully’s story invites readers to look back and ponder their own lives and their search for God in READ MORE

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Find out what's happening in the Good Samaritan community and beyond. Keep track of events in our Good Samaritan and Church calendars, as well as activities in the broader community of relevance to our faith life.

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