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.
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.
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.