Sr Clare Condon is the former Superior of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan (2005-2017).
She has fulfilled a number of leadership roles in her congregation and in the Australian Church, including as a Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Adelaide 2001-2005. Her background is in education, social policy and finance. In 2013, she was awarded the Human Rights Medal of the Australian Human Rights Commission for her ability to make a difference through the works and ministries of the sisters.
Terry Creagh was the inaugural Chair of Good Samaritan Education from its launch as a diocesan ecclesial community (PJP) in 2011. After a rewarding teaching career Terry held leadership positions in Catholic Education including Director Education in Queensland Catholic Education Commission. She represented Catholic Education on several State and National Committees. Terry was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in 2007 for her service to Catholic education in Queensland.
NEW TIMES – NEW CHALLENGES
New wine must be put into fresh wineskins. (Luke 5:38)
Vatican II called for an inclusive church of the People of God, based on our common baptism. The Sisters of the Good Samaritan, who have been involved in Catholic Education since their early founding years in 19th century, embraced this call enthusiastically and began forming collaborative partnerships in the governance of their secondary schools. In articulating an educational philosophy within the Benedictine Tradition, new models of governance, both civil and church governance, were explored and implemented over thirty years.
This workshop will explore their journey and its implications towards the formation of Good Samaritan Education as an ecclesial community within the benedictine tradition of education and as a Public Juridical Person within the canonical tradition of the church.