Good Samaritan Sisters (SGS)
Wollongong NSW 2500
Ph: 0419 169 400
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We, the Sisters of the Good Samaritan of the Order of St Benedict are a group of women gathered together in 1857 by Archbishop John Bede Polding,, first Archbishop of Sydney, to respond to the social needs of the times. We follow a gospel way of life at the service of the church and our world. We take our distinctive vision and spirit from the teachings of St. Benedict and the Good Samaritan, as interpreted for us by John Bede Polding.
We believe that the yearnings of the human heart are a call to seek God. Our desire is to share with others the richness of our Benedictine tradition. We so serve God with the gifts given us that in all things God may be glorified.
Mission and Ministry:
Pre-Novitiate - The person who inquires about our way of life, with a view to becoming a member, is encouraged in her seeking of God and given a clearer understanding of our charism by contact with individual sisters and experience of our community life. If, after this initial contact, she is seriously interested in pursuing this way of life, she is given a suitable preparation according to the spirit of the congregation.
Stage One - The woman inquiring about our way of life is connected with a local Good Samaritan community whom she visits for prayer, meals, reflection days and social gatherings. She also has regular contact with an accompanying sister.
Good Samaritan Offices