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  Earlier this month, Institute Councillor, Gaye Lennon RSM led the Annual Retreat for the Religious Sisters of Mercy Tacloban Philippines.   More than 45 Religious Sisters of Mercy Tacloban Philippines, attended the Annual Retreat and General Assembly from April 2-11 in Tacloban City.   Gaye was first Sister of Mercy to lead the sisters’

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  This article by CEO of McAuley Community Services for Women, Jocelyn Bignold, and Board member Dr Anita Morris was published in the March 2018 edition of ‘Parity’, the journal of the Council to Homeless Persons.   Recently the UK government surprised many by appointing a Minister for Loneliness. Some laughed, others were cynical, and many

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On Saturday, April 7 2018 Sacred Spaces welcomed the Newcastle Youth Orchestra to the Singleton Convent.    The Orchestra performed two family favourites in the Sisters Chapel to a large crowd of over 200 people, including 80 plus children. The Orchestra performed the ‘Carnival of Animals’ before a refreshing intermission, and then performed the classic

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  Two leaders of a health facility outside of Dili, Timor Leste have visited Damascus College, Ballarat to give thanks for the College’s ongoing support of their vital health programs. Since 2005, Damascus College has nurtured its relationship with the Ballarat Friends of Ainaro Sister Schools Program, and in 2011 Damascus ran its inaugural Immersion Program to Timor-Leste, for a

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  A group of current and potential Mercy Associates have met at the House of Prayer in Townsville to discuss the shape of the group in the future.   Following the Commitment ceremony held at the same location in February, Mercy Associates Executive Officer, Carmel Ross spoke to the group at the March 22 gathering about

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  In this month’s Just Mercy Profile we are given a glimpse into the life and ministry of Carmel Mary Arnold RSM.   Sr Carmel’s teaching vocation began at St Joseph’s, The Strand, where she trained and taught for many years. She then went on to spent over 21 years in Bowen, Queensland, in Pastoral

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  The young have joined the young-at-heart at Mercy Place Warrnambool, with students aged three to four from the Good Start Kinder Preschool visiting the local aged care home once a month as part of an intergenerational program.   In a program designed to benefit participants young and old, the students sing songs, play games

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  The McAuley House kitchen was recently taken over by players from the Western Bulldogs and North Melbourne AFL clubs – and they didn’t mind a bit.   The footballers were there for a light-hearted cooking challenge, filmed to promote the Taste of Harmony Festival, which celebrates Victoria’s rich cultural diversity.   North Melbourne was represented

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This year’s Easter Sunday was a very special one for Institute Property Team Member, Floyd Nangreave and his family. His beautiful son Austin was baptised in a ceremony that included Floyd completing his own journey in becoming a Catholic. Floyd partly attributes reconnecting with his faith to the heart-wrenching time Austin spent fighting for his life after birth.      Floyd and Zoe’s

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  Tuesday, April 10 2018 was the day Singleton stopped to acknowledge the contribution made by its Seniors to the local community.    A day of free food, entertainment, stalls and catching up with friends was hosted by Sacred Spaces Singleton. Over 220 people attended the event, with sixty community members rewarded for their work

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