Article from the Asociación Equipo Solidaridad, Province of Spain. During the mid-1980s, the Congregation arrived in Badajoz, Spain, to challenge the high levels of social exclusion present there. The sisters partnered with laypeople and other Church groups to establish the Asociación Equipo Solidaridad ( Solidarity Partnership Team ), a non-profit NGO that works with vulnerable groups to provide... read more
Article by Sr. Florentine, District of The Isles. Eighteen months ago, on March 25, 2020, a new Leadership Team took on responsibility to lead the District of The Isles. The team began its mission at the same time as the many critical restrictions to fight the COVID-19 pandemic came into force. This situation, which shook the entire world, did not fail to destabilize the islands as well: border... read more
Article by Mauricio Castillo Cortés, Province of Bolivia/Chile. Under the slogan "Enough! Stop dealing in human trafficking" and the hashtag #findelatrata (in English, #endhumantrafficking), the Province of Bolivia/Chile celebrated another year of the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, together with the entire Congregation and global international organizations. As part of the celebration... read more
Article from the Province of Austria/Switzerland/Czech Republic. For several generations of students, the province's two vocational secondary education schools, BBS Baumgartenberg and ABZ St. Josef , have ensured that young people are optimally prepared for their future careers. As a province, we constantly invest in school equipment and facilities and improve the learning curriculum to ensure... read more
Eighteen years ago, Daniela Maia was chosen to be part of the mission in Portugal: one filled with expectations and challenges. After all these years of experiences and life stories, shared tears, smiles and frowns, and emotional embraces, she has been offered a new challenge, a new opportunity, within this same mission. The Congregation has entrusted her to take on the new role of technical director. In this article, she shares her personal testimony of her journey as a partner in more
Article by Stella Rhee, Province of Northeast Asia. Madeleine's House was opened in January 2019 by the Sisters of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd in Korea to help victims of prostitution recover their human rights and become healthy members of society. The name of the House is based on the history of the opening of a refuge for prostitutes, which arose as a response to a challenge to St... read more
Article by Sr Angeline Lau, Province of Singapore/Malaysia. Our Good Shepherd Convent is located in Johor State at the southern end of the West Malaysian Peninsula, just across from Johor causeway, which separates us from the island of Singapore. The State is one of the main destinations for migrant workers in Malaysia. Deeply aware that our Congregational and Province direction statements call... read more
Article by Sr. Noelene White, Province of Australia/Aotearoa-New Zealand. Recently Sr. Monica Walsh, Province Leader, and Sr. Noelene White were privileged to attend the launch of a new government-funded refuge that opened in Victoria, Australia. The purpose-built facility is managed and staffed by qualified Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand (GSANZ) personnel and accommodates women and children... read more
Article by Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand, Province of Australia/Aotearoa-New Zealand. For over 150 years, the Congregation in Australia and New Zealand has tackled the emerging needs of our time and disrupted the systems that stand in the way of the well-being and empowerment of women and families. Stewards of a centuries-old mission, today, Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand (GSANZ),... read more
Article by Good Shepherd NZ, Province of Australia/Aotearoa-New Zealand. Family violence is one of New Zealand’s most significant problems. One in three (35%) New Zealand women experience physical or sexual harm from a partner during their lifetime, and when psychological, emotional or economic harm is included, that increases to 55% of women. Economic harm or abuse is a specific type of family... read more