27 episodes

Infused with the values of our Good Samaritan Benedictine tradition, Communio Calling is a dynamic conversation and connection point for the Good Samaritan Education community and beyond to nurture and share story, faith and life.

Communio Calling Good Samaritan Education

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

Infused with the values of our Good Samaritan Benedictine tradition, Communio Calling is a dynamic conversation and connection point for the Good Samaritan Education community and beyond to nurture and share story, faith and life.

    Seeking Hildegard

    Seeking Hildegard

    Special guest Dr Carmel Bendon, academic, author, and presenter, sits down with host Gabrielle Sinclair to discuss the life and legacy of 13th-century Benedictine abbess, Hildegard of Bingen.Hildegard’s vast knowledge, mystical teachings, and body of works has made her an inspirational model of holy audacity, she is one of the four female ‘Doctors of the Church’. Carmel’s expertise and profound insights has made her a leading expert in Medieval Mystics. Wanting to provide a way into these ama...

    • 44 min
    The Psalm Project

    The Psalm Project

    In this episode, GSE shares the special presentation ‘Liturgy of the Hours and the Psalms’ by Sisters Elizabeth Brennan sgs and Elizabeth Murray sgs. Originally presented at the Mission Leaders Conference, this powerful session provides insights into the Prayer of the Church, the communal prayer that plays a vital role in the spiritual life of Benedictines and many others.The presentation launches ‘The Psalm Project’ developed by Gabrielle Sinclair and Elizabeth Brennan as another tool of com...

    • 38 min
    A Dash of Holy Audacity

    A Dash of Holy Audacity

    For our first episode of 2024, we are in captivating dialogue with Sr Aquinata Böckmann OSB. With our host Gabrielle Sinclair, Aquinata graciously shares her compelling narrative and profound insights. Together they reflect on the essence of Holy Audacity, with a specific focus on the themes of Hospitality and Peace.Aquinata Böckmann OSB, a distinguished member of the Benedictine Missionary Order of the Sisters of Tutzing, stands as an esteemed academic, author, and educator. Notably, she ach...

    • 41 min
    BENet23 & Manquehue Visit

    BENet23 & Manquehue Visit

    In our final episode of Communio Calling for 2023, GSE delegates discuss their whirlwind South American adventure to this year’s BENet Conference and visit to Chile's lay Benedictine Manquehue Community.Hosted in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in October, about 180 representatives from 16 countries gathered to share their insights as educators in the Benedictine tradition On route to Rio, the GSE group spent time with the Manquehue community in Santiago, Chile, forming deep connections whi...

    • 56 min
    Prophetic Voices 2023

    Prophetic Voices 2023

    Following the success of the 2022 program, GSE’s Prophetic Voices student forum initiative returned in 2023 and was expanded to consist of three online student sessions that culminated with a two-day in-person gathering at Mt Carmel Retreat Centre in Varroville, NSW, in July. In this episode, host Gabrielle Sinclair chats with four GSE students who participated in the program to reflect on their experiences and the process they undertook to create their final position statements on...

    • 43 min
    Reclaiming Scholastica

    Reclaiming Scholastica

    Special guest Carmel Posa, lecturer, author and Good Samaritan Sister, shares her wisdom and insights on St Scholastica in the lead-up to the release of her new book due in 2024, ‘The Lost Dialogue of Gregory the Great: The Life of Scholastica’.In this conversation with host Gabrielle Sinclair, Carmel walks us through the process of shaping this new hagiography of the life of Scholastica. Many people have asked "Why don't we know more about Scholastica?"; Carmel answers this question and more...

    • 41 min

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