Sisters of the Good Samaritan

The Congregation of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan of the Order of Saint Benedict is the first Australian ‘home grown’ congregation of Catholic religious women. Archbishop John Bede Polding, an English Benedictine monk and Australia’s first bishop, founded the congregation in Sydney in 1857. Known affectionately as the Good Sams, the congregation and the wider Good Sam family continue to draw inspiration from two key sources: the rich wisdom of Benedictine spirituality the much-loved parable of the Good Samaritan.


Agency Head

Sr Clare Condon, Superior


PO Box 1076, Glebe, NSW, 2037, Australia


(02) 8752 5300



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