The word “Mission” comes from the Latin “missio” meaning “to send” or “send out”. It is the origin of the word “Mass” which indicates the understanding that what we celebrate in Eucharist we are to take to the world. All aspects of Mission at Rosebank find their roots in the Good News of Jesus expressed in the Lucan parable of the Good Samaritan, the ancient lived wisdom of the Benedictine “school of the Lord’s service” and the Australian expression given through the Sisters of the Good Samaritan. The echoes with the Rule of St Benedict ring loud:

No one should pursue what they judge advantageous to themselves, but rather what benefits others. They must show selfless love to the brothers and sisters … Let them prefer absolutely nothing to Christ, and may he lead us all together to everlasting life. (Rule 72)