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Good Sams offer study program to support women

Applications are open until 30 September 2021.

Since its foundation and throughout its 164-year history, the Sisters of the Good Samaritan Congregation has been committed to the flourishing of women. The Sisters have educated girls and women from pre-school to tertiary levels. They also have been engaged in adult education and adult faith formation.

The Sisters recognise the need for women’s leadership within the Church, for only when women contribute their experience and wisdom can the Church truly fulfil God’s mission. The Church suffers when women’s gifts are not called upon.

In his prayer intention for October last year, Pope Francis asked everyone to pray that women be given greater leadership roles in the Church. “Today, it is especially necessary to create broader opportunities for a more incisive female presence in the Church … We must promote the integration of women, especially where important decisions are made,” the Pope said.

The Good Samaritan Study and Mentoring (SAM) Leadership Program offers both financial and personal support to Catholic women aged over 30 who are undertaking undergraduate or postgraduate theological or spiritual study at a recognised theological institution. Core components of the program include opportunities for spiritual direction, mentoring and dialogue with like-minded women.

Financial assistance will be offered to a maximum of $8000 per year. The grant can be spent on tuition or other expenses associated with the completion of the qualification. Applications close on September 30.

Details: samleadership@goodsams.org.au

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