Rose for Queanbeyan sisters

Sisters of the Good Samaritan will have a rose named in their honour in recognition of their 128 years of service to the Queanbeyan community.

IBN News reports that the rose is a deep fuscia-coloured flower cultivated by the local Swanes Nursery.

It will be unveiled in a special tribute to the Sisters of the Good Samaritan on 5 August, at the official opening of a rose garden at the entrance to the Queanbeyan Showgrounds.

The ceremony will be presided over by mayor Frank Pangallo.

Only one nun now remains in the local order: Sister Joy Edwards.

Sister Edwards said she was touched by the tribute.

"Each (sister) has endeavoured to live up to her Good Samaritan logo ‘That all things in God may be glorified’,” she said in a statement.

"Since their arrival in Queanbeyan in 1879, the Good Samaritan sisters have taught in schools, conducted social and parish work and visited the sick and poor in their homes."

Rose to be named after dedicated Queanbeyan sisters (IBN News, 21/7/07)

LINKS (not necessarily endorsed by Church Resources)
Good Sams website
Queanbeyan City Council

24 Jul 2007