On the 2nd of February, 1857, Agnes Clark, Margaret Byrne, Mary Anne Adamson, Agnes Mary Hart and Margaret Clark became the first five sisters of Archbishop John Bede Polding’s new Australian Congregation. Under the guidance of Scholastica Gibbons, the Order became known as the Sisters of the Good Shepherd, a name which was used until 1866, when it was officially changed to The Sisters of the Good Samaritan of the Order of Saint Benedict.
Apostle in the Saddle
Good Sams, Good Stories
Stories from The Good Sams by Margaret Walsh and the Good Samaritan Archives.
Read by students from Stella Maris College, Manly
Click for quiet reflective music and then click on Reflection: Good Samaritans Yesterday
Music by Chris Dutton
Patty Fawkner SGS
SUGGESTED FURTHER READING
Fowler, C. F. (Ed.). (2019). At sea with Bishop John Bede Polding: the journals of Lewis Harding 1835 (Liverpool to Sydney) and 1846 (Sydney to London). Hindmarsh, SA: ATF Press.
Slattery, C. (1957). The wheeling years: Sisters of the Good Samaritan, 1857-1957. Sydney: Waite and Bull.
Walsh, M. (2001).The Good Sams: the Sisters of the Good Samaritan, 1857-1969. Melbourne: John Garratt.
GOOD SAMARITAN LIBRARY