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Honour for Good Sams Sister


Australian Catholic University has conferred an honorary doctorate to Good Samaritan Sister Clare Condon, recognising her service to the community and the Church.

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A former leader of the Good Samaritans, Sr Condon served in the Adelaide Archdiocese 2000-2005 and is an advisor for the Australian Plenary Council.

Presented at a ceremony in Sydney on May 26, the honorary doctorate is in recognition of Sr Condon’s ‘contribution to social justice and to the Australian Catholic Church – on behalf of women religious around Australia’. The award coincided with the 50th anniversary since her first profession of vows.

“I think women religious in this country do an enormous amount of compassionate support work on the ground with people in advocacy for those most in need and particularly, their work with asylum seekers and refugees,” Sr Condon said.

“Women in their older years also do visitation in parish supporting other elderly people who might be battling with loneliness.

“I’m proud to be part of a broad group of women that still serve their people and the Church in so many ways that are not always seen or acknowledged. I accept it on behalf of all of them.”

Retired public servant Stephen Sedgwick also received an honorary doctorate in recognition of his service to the Catholic Church and to the Commonwealth of Australia.


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