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December 19, 2017

  Join us as we take a look back at the year that was 2017.   Compiled below is a highlights reel of Just Mercy videos from February to December 2017.  We explore the strong theme of ‘Care for our Common Home’ through our many Just Mercy Reflections. We interview Sisters and Staff on their contributions

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  Seville Mercy Conference Centre, Cairns is ensuring their operations will have a more positive impact on the Earth.   Some of the ways they will achieve positive environmental outcomes is through their water usage and chemicals used for cleaning.   Approximately 9000 Litres of water has been used each year for mopping floors. With the implementation of a new cleaning system, Seville estimate

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  Sisters and colleagues have gathered to reflect on the wonderful experiences shared at the Mercy Spirituality Centre, Toronto and acknowledge the contribution of Anne Ryan rsm as Director.   At the November 29 gathering, gratitude was expressed to Anne for the warmth, welcome and hospitality she brought to the Centre.   The ritual acknowledged the Mercy Spirituality Centre coming to a close

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  The Institute has farewelled two of its most experienced longstanding Principals – Ian Elder, Santa Maria College Perth, Western Australia, and Julie Ryan, Our Lady of Mercy College, Heidelberg Victoria.   “Julie Ryan and Ian Elder who will finish their principalships at the end of 2017, have served Mercy Education and their schools with dedication, wisdom, expertise and

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  Mercy Connect held its first ever Open Day at their headquarters in Thurgoona, NSW. A key feature of the event was honouring the services of three Sisters for the wonderful contribution they have made to the organisation.   The event showcased the variety of activities that the participants of Mercy Connect are involved in, including the

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Moira Truelson rsm has been commissioned and welcomed as the new Community Leader of South A.   More than forty Sisters joined Moira; new Institute Leader, Eveline Crotty rsm; outgoing Institute Councillor, Barbara Bolster rsm; and, outgoing Community Leader, Marie Duffy rsm for the December 6 ceremony held in Perth and was livestreamed on the Institute website. It followed a

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 Sustainable Living Policy Area: Waste   Does the thought of all the waste involved in celebrating Christmas horrify you? As we think about giving Christmas gifts we are often mindful of those less fortunate than we are – but what would it look like to give a Christmas gift to planet Earth? As Pope Francis writes,

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  It has been six months since the tragic Shepparton Mercy Place bus accident which, through collision with a taxi, resulted in the deaths of three residents and left many others injured.   Since this time, Mercy Place Aged Care have been without the mini-bus that was used to take residents out and about on

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December 18, 2017

  At You’re Mercy????? This confusing or thought-provoking sign greeted visitors to the booth of the Sisters of Mercy and Young Mercy Links at the Australian Catholic Youth Festival in December 2017.   When the bold and curious asked about our grammar (or lack of it), we in turn wondered what it might mean. Their

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  2017 has been a great year for Sacred Spaces Singleton. The former Convent had just under 10,000 people come on site for various functions, activities and festivals. The concerts for 2017 began with ragtime music in the Chapel and ended with the Sydney Youth Orchestra performing “St Stanislaus Fanfare” written especially for the wonderful Chapel. Many

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A glorious ritual has been held in Sydney to mark the handover of leadership of the Institute.   Sisters Eveline Crotty rsm, Caroline Ryan rsm, Marie Duffy rsm, Gaye Lennon rsm and Elizabeth Moloney rsm have been installed as leaders of the Institute for the next 6 years, taking over from the Institute’s first leadership team –

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