Our Story

About Us

The Sisters of the Good Samaritan (known affectionately as the Good Sams) were Australia’s first ‘home grown’ order of religious women, established in Sydney in 1857 by Archbishop Bede Polding. The Sisters take their name and inspiration from the Parable of the Good Samaritan. They share a commitment to be ‘neighbour’ to those in need, with a special focus on assisting vulnerable women and children.

A message from Mrs Linda Hurley.

A video message from Good Samaritan Foundation Patron, Mrs Linda Hurley.

Our Inspiration

Sisters of the Good Samaritan talk about how they take inspiration from the story of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37) and explain how this guides their work, assisting those in need.

About our work

Sisters of the Good Samaritan talk about their work helping people in need in Australia and the Pacific.

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Your donation big or small can change a life forever. Every contribution is received with gratitude and is used thoughtfully and efficiently to help people in need.