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    On May 5-7 at the Catholic Leadership Centre in Melbourne around 60 people, including Sisters and leaders of incorporated ministries, gathered to engage with emerging thinking around the Institute’s mission beyond 2017.   The forum was an important part of the preparation for the Institute Chapter 2017, and what a fruitful time it

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27 April 2017     INTERVIEW WITH AUDETTE MANSOUR rsm From 15 years as a prison educator in some of Australia’s toughest prisons to a reflection on ‘what community life means today’, you are invited to listen to Audette’s reflections on her current ministries, as well as her life as a Sister of Mercy in what

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  27 April 2017   Mary Anne Dwyer rsm (pictured fourth from the right)  facilitates and supports the Alieu Mercy Associates group in Timor Leste.  Here she kindly shares the group’s history and their role in being a beacon of Mercy within the Timor Leste community. Greetings people of Mercy in Australia and Papua New Guinea, we are so pleased to tell

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  27 April 2017   Transportation has come a long way since the first people travelled on foot! The first earth trails created by humans were used for carrying goods and as animals were domesticated they also contributed to the creation of tracks, roads and paths.   Technology has driven transport forward – land transport

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  27 April 2017   Students from St Michael’s Catholic Primary School, Stanmore New South Wales recently visited the Institute Centre, a mere 200 metres up the hill from their school campus.   The students met with representatives of the Institute Leadership Team, Sisters Annette Schneider rsm, Barbara Bolster rsm and Sally Bradley rsm. Also on hand

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As part of the Mini Mercies program at Mercy Heritage Centre Perth (Heritage Centre), students were asked to write thank you letters to the Sisters who had attended a special morning tea earlier in the year (2016). Many enthusiastic students from Mercedes College who participated in the project wrote a total of 22 heartfelt thank you

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27 April 2017   Mercy Services Newcastle has a new YouTube channel highlighting the enthusiasm and gratitude of their service users, that they hope will assist potential clients.   On the first four videos produced for YouTube, Mercy Services’ Clients Laureen, Kath, Pat and Al each share a bit about their story, the care they receive from Mercy Services and how

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27 April 2017   In this month’s Just Mercy Reflection Series, Breda O’Reilly rsm asks us to reflect on the 2011 Institute Chapter Statement and in particular how we are living out our Mercy commitment to ‘extravagant hospitality’.   Breda O’Reilly lives in Western Australia. She ministers as a Pastoral Minister at Mercedes College, Perth, which she combines

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27 April 2017   A new page on our website – Sustainable Living – will enable sharing of tips and resources on how to live sustainably and make conscious choices in your day-to-day life.   The new page will be a home for sharing tips and building a knowledge bank on how to live a sustainable

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27 April 2017 The keynote address by Catholic Earthcare Australia Director, Jacqui Rémond (pictured) to the  ‘One Mercy Mission Forum’ in Melbourne was livestreamed on Friday May 5 on this website. In her address, ‘Listening to creation and responding with a heart full of Mercy’, Jacqui Rémond focused on Pope Francis and his message for the celebration of World Day of Prayer

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  27 April 2017   Last month people gathered in the Sisters of Mercy Chapel in Singleton, New South Wales to take an enjoyable step back in time for a wonderful performance by “The New Empire Ballroom Ragtime Dance Orchestra”.   This concert kicked off the 2017 Fine Music Concert Series and was the first of four concerts being

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