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  “We need to take up and ancient lesson… the conviction that “less is more”… a return to that simplicity which allows us to stop and appreciate the small things, to be grateful for the opportunities which life affords us, to be spiritually detached from what we possess, and not to succumb to sadness for

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  Werribee Mercy Hospital’s Emergency Department Resuscitation Unit has been dedicated to fallen police officer Constable Clare Frances Bourke at a ceremony on Wednesday 9 August.   Constable Bourke was performing watch house duties at Sunshine Police Station on 16 March 1983 when a colleague’s firearm discharged and she was fatally shot.   The Victoria

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  Year 12 Mercy student Harry Graham, from Damascus College, has been selected to represent Australia in Ultimate Frisbee, at the Trans-Tasman Series in September against New Zealand, in Sydney.   Harry the eldest of four siblings, has been playing sport all his life and only recently started playing Ultimate Frisbee in the last 18

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  On Saturday September 2 and Sunday September 3, Rahamim Ecology Centre will be hosting John Seed for a weekend retreat of Deep Ecology.   John Seed will be facilitating weekend deep ecology workshops with all proceeds donated to the campaign to protect the Los Cedros Biological Reserve in Ecuador.   “I have worked for worldwide

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  Sunday 24 September, is the feast of Our Lady of Mercy and this year marks 190 years to the day since the opening of the first House of Mercy, now Mercy International Centre.   To celebrate, Mercy International Centre invites Sisters, Associates and Friends of Mercy to the 2pm Eucharist at Baggot Street, Dublin.

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  PARO, an advanced interactive therapeutic robot seal, has won over hearts after spending the month of July at Mercy Place Abbotsford.   The fluffy new resident facilitates the positive effects of animal therapy. PARO can detect touch, sound, light, temperature and even posture; and learns to behave in a way that is desirable for

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  Damascus College is celebrating 50 years of Mercy Education on its beautiful campus with a celebration on Saturday, October 28.   All current and past students, families and staff of Damascus College, and its foundation Colleges – Sacred Heart, St Paul’s and St Martin’s in the Pines, are invited to attend a celebration to mark this

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  Sisters Nicole Rotaru and Cathy Solano were impelled to carry out their mission at the foothills of the Nuba Mountains in Sudan. Just recently the Sisters have produced a beautiful calendar that will raise money to support the depleted Sudanese education system that Cathy and Nicole continue to work together to replenish.   Education is

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  Works have commenced for the redevelopment of Mercy Place Montrose in Melbourne’s east which will expand on Mercy Health’s 18-year history caring for the local community.   The new building is being constructed in two stages and will be Mercy Health’s second residential aged care home to be purpose built in the form of

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  How can we live more justly in the Earth community? As our Mercy values and constitutions affirm, “we are integrally connected with each other and with the whole of creation” – is this reflected in our homes and other buildings? If not, what changes are demanded of us in our adaptation, design and construction

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  The phenomenon of street children is an emerging social issue in Papua New Guinea. It is particularly prevalent in the country’s two large cities — Port Moresby and Lae — and in the major towns like Mount Hagen, Goroka and Madang. When walking around the Port Moresby settlements of Vadavada, Erima and Mangumine, we

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  The ‘whole-hearted gift of five utterly selfless women’ was celebrated in a poignant tribute to the Institute’s first leadership team held on the last night of the Chapter.   The ritual, organised by Schola Fakiwi and Theresia Boyek, was both a ‘Thank you’ as well as a ‘Sorry’ to the ILT on behalf of the Sisters in

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