Called to be ministers of Christ’s mercy and messengers of Christ’s compassion.
Module 3: Good Samaritans Yesterday

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.

 

READ

Our Founders and the Early Years

 

WATCH

Apostle in the Saddle

 

LISTEN

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

 

REFLECT

Click for quiet reflective music and then click on Reflection: Good Samaritans Yesterday

Music by Chris Dutton

 

Reflection: Good Samaritans Yesterday

 

PRAY

Founders Prayer

 

GOING DEEPER

175 years ago, black lives mattered to John Bede Polding.

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

https://sgslibrary.goodsams.org.au

Email: sgslibrary@goodsams.org.au

 

 

 

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