Social Justice

We are women of hope, called by God to listen with the ear of the heart. Compassion and justice are at the heart of our mission to be neighbour.

Sisters of the Good Samaritan

Inspired by the Sisters of the Good Samaritan we aim to develop an understanding of justice issues and heighten our sensitivity to the needs of others living within situations of poverty and disadvantage. We then seek to perform informed actions of solidarity and support that can make a difference in the lives of people in need.

In Term 1 we learn about and support the life changing work of Caritas Australia. A highlight of this term is our annual Caritas Trek for water where we combine experiential learning with significant fundraising.

In Term 2 we hold an annual Social Justice Forum during our Social Justice and Reconciliation Week. Here we host students and staff from schools across NSW to participate in our interactive forum that brings together justice advocates from agencies across Australia.

In Term 3 we focus on the issue of Refugees and Asylum seekers as we attempt to walk alongside the journey of our neighbours in Christ who are forced to flee their homeland.

In Term 4 we celebrate Mission Week and rejoice in the work of missionaries across the world who bring hope and support to people in need. As part of this we invite Catholic Missions to run Village Space and workshop activities with our staff and students.

We also integrate our sense of justice into our partnerships between our houses and Good Samaritan Communities at Mater Dei, Kiribati, East Timor and the Philippines. Through building these partnerships we create opportunities for mutual learning and growth. In many ways our community gains so much more from these partnerships than we can ever give to the Good Samaritan communities.

Mount St Benedict College is partnered with many different groups. The Community section of this site lists and explores our relationship with our social justice partners.