The Sisters of The Good Samaritan - Safeguarding of Children, Young People and Adults at Risk


For Archbishop Polding, who founded the Sisters of the Good Samaritan in the 1850s, the education of girls and women was essential.

Since then, the Sisters have been involved in all forms of education from kindergarten, to school, to tertiary institutes, and to faith education of adults.

Today, the newest educational engagements of the Sisters are in the Philippines and Kiribati where the sisters conduct kinder schools for children who might not otherwise get this opportunity.

In Australia, some sisters are involved in school and tertiary education, while others, including some sisters in Japan, make a significant contribution to adult faith education.

New issues and concerns have changed the focus for some sisters involved in education. The new cosmology calls for deeper understanding and knowledge about the environment and care of the earth.

This emerging commitment finds expression through SGS Wivenhoe Conservation and Environment and the Boulevarde Clean-up project in the Philippines.

Likewise, concern for asylum seekers and trafficked persons impels some sisters to engage the community in furthering their understanding and compassion about these issues.