Broome Campus celebrates 150 year old birthday

Document Type

Media Release

Publication Date

Fall 19-3-2007

Publisher Name

The University of Notre Dame Australia, Broome

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The Broome Campus provided a special birthday surprise for three of its staff recently.

Notre Dame’s Broome Campus Deputy Vice Chancellor Sr Sonia Wagner sgs, Theology coordinator Sr Carmel Posa sgsand Campus Minister Sr Jill O’Brien sgs were presented with an anniversary gift and a unique birthday cake as part of the celebrations of the 150 year anniversary of the foundation of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan.

The three sisters had travelled to New Norcia on February 2 for more formal celebrations, but the staff at Notre Dame decided to hold their own celebration complete with the uniquely decorated cake.

“To mark this anniversary with our colleagues here at Notre Dame was not only a great joy but also very fitting,” Sr Sonia Wagner sgs said.

“Our mission as a campus of Reconciliation is definitely in the spirit of our founder – Archbishop John Bede Polding.”
The Good Samaritans began when five women were called together by Archbishop Polding, a Benedictine monk of Downside Abbey in England and first Archbishop of Australia, at Pitt Street Sydney in 1857. They have been involved with The University of Notre Dame Australia since its early days.