The Sisters of the Good Samaritan are inviting Catholic women to apply for the Study and Mentoring Leadership Program, which offers financial and personal support while undertaking theological studies. Source: The Good Oil.
Since its foundation and throughout its 163-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 this month, Pope Francis asks 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 Good Samaritan Study and Mentoring (SAM) Leadership Program offers both financial and personal support to mature-aged Catholic women as they undertake undergraduate or postgraduate theological/spiritual study at a recognised theological institution.
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 November 29.