The Sisters of the Good Samaritan of the Order of St Benedict were the first religious Congregation founded in Australia. Their work and prayer have been both enlivened by the parable, and nourished by the ancient wisdom of the Rule of St Benedict.
In reading the signs of the times, the ‘Good Sams’ as they are affectionately known, have had a significant role in sustaining urban, rural and remote communities across Australia and the Asia Pacific region since
1857. In partnership with others, they continue to discover diverse ways in which to respond to the parable with wisdom, vision and generosity of spirit.
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