Award for ACRATH President
ACRATH congratulates Good Samaritan Sister Clare Condon who has been awarded an honourary doctorate by Australian Catholic University in recognition of her contribution to social justice and to the Catholic Church in Australia. She received the honourary degree of Doctor of the University on May 26 at ACU’s graduation ceremony in Sydney. Clare said she accepted the honour on behalf of all women religious in Australia who have done so much in the areas of education, health and social welfare over the past 200 years.
“I think women religious in this country do 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 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.”
Sr Condon’s honour from ACU coincides with the 50th anniversary since her first profession of vows.
Born in Jamberoo, NSW, Sr Condon grew up in Wollongong before entering the convent of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan of the Order of St Benedict at the age of 20. Read more…
Clare is currently President of ACRATH. Thank you Clare for all you do to be a voice for and with those who are vulnerable in our society.
(Photo: GFP Graduations)