St Margaret Mary’s College is a Catholic learning community where young women are educated, inspired and inspirited. True to the story of the Good Samaritan, we are people of hope, who live compassionately and justly.
We respond to the call from Jesus to be a neighbour to all. “Who is my neighbour? The one who showed mercy. Go and do likewise.” (Lk 10:36-37)
from our Benedictine Values of The Good Samaritan Sisters
Listen my child, Listen with the ear of your heart
(Rule of Benedict Prologue 1)
Arrange things so that the strong have something to yearn for and the weak nothing to run from.
(Rule of Benedict 64.19)
But a Samaritan while travelling came near him; and when he saw him, he was moved with compassion.
We commit ourselves to live in deeper communion with God and one another.
(Good Samaritan Sisters Statement of Directions)
The Samaritan traveller poured oil and wine into his wounds.
Jesus was praying in a certain place, and after he had finished,
one of his disciples said to him, ‘Lord, teach us to pray’.
Lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called,
with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love.
All guests who present themselves should be welcomed as Christ.
(Rule of Benedict 53:1)
Regard all utensils and goods of the monastery as sacred vessels of the altar.
(Rule of Benedict 31.10)
In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy
because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now.
Word of God
The word of God is living and active.
Seek peace and pursue it.
(Rule of Benedict Prologue 17)