Every six years the Sisters of the Good Samaritan gather in Chapter to elect a new Congregational Leader and Council, and to discern future life and mission. At our 2017 Chapter, we committed to a statement giving shape and direction to our life of prayer and service.
GOOD SAMARITAN STATEMENT OF DIRECTIONS
As Good Samaritans we listen to the Spirit calling us
to act boldly and courageously to:
by nurturing a culture of mutuality;
by committing to ecological conversion;
by fostering ecclesial community; and
by embracing God’s mission in partnership.
Act Boldly and Courageously is the final in a series of videos on the Good Samaritan Statement of Directions by Sr Elizabeth Dowling RSM, based on her workshop presentations to all Good Samaritans.
Click here to view further videos on the Good Samaritan Statement of Directions.
Click for quiet reflective music and then click on the Reflection
Reflection: The Good Samaritan Statement of Directions
Music by Chris Dutton
Pope Francis. 2015. Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home [Encyclical].
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SUGGESTED FURTHER READING
Dowling, E. & Lawson, V., (2013). An Earth community being shattered by displacement: Mercy perspectives. SeaChanges 6, pp. 1 – 22.
Edwards, D., (2014). Partaking of God: Trinity, evolution and ecology. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press
Isasi-Diaz, A.M., (1996). Mujerista Theology: A theology for the twenty-first century. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books.
Wainwright, E., (2016). Habitat, Human and Holy: An Eco-Rhetorical Reading of the Gospel of Matthew. Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press.
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