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  The Australian Broadcasting Commission recently screened the popular three part television series War on Waste. Alarmingly, Australia has been ranked 5th highest country for generating municipal waste in the world. Over three episodes Craig Reucassel explored whether we as a nation are able to do better.   The statistics on waste in our world, and Australia’s

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Sister Betty Schonfeldt, from Adelaide, has been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in the 2017 Australian Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Sr Betty’s award is for her outstanding work in the community, including over 25 years as the founding Administrator of Carrington Cottages, a boarding house for 50 homeless men in the City

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18 June marks the second anniversary of the release of Laudato Si’. To maintain the momentum begun by the Mercy International Reflection Process (MIRP), in 2017, 18 June is one of the dates determined in the MIRP Review as ‘pivotal moments for global communication and reflection’. You are invite to join in reflection over 9 days (from

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  On Monday May 8, Damascus College, Ballarat held its annual ‘Speed date a Scientist’ event. The event continues to be well received into its seventh year and offers the opportunity for Year 9 Students to sit down and engage with scientists within their local community.   At the event, each student is given 10-15 minutes

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    A role reversal took place when many hard-working volunteers gathered in the beautiful gardens of Sacred Spaces, Singleton to mark National Volunteers Week. With the volunteers traditionally giving generous amounts of their time to Sacred Spaces and other organisations, it was time to give back and treat them to a well earned ‘thank you’

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    Former Mercy Health patient, Alex Tighe, has rallied together her closest family members and friends to form a fundraising team called ‘The Full Termers’. The team has committed to doing five fundraising runs in 2017, including Run Melbourne on July 30, to raise money for Mercy Perinatal.   ‘The Full Termers’ were brought

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    Mercy Hospital for Women midwife, Robyn Smith, has been named Victorian Midwife of the Year. Robyn has dedicated the last eight and a half years to journeying with women through their pregnancies, births and beyond.   Robyn (pictured above) works in Maternity Group Practice (MGP), caring for women with low risk pregnancies. Each month

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May 29, 2017

  29 May 2017   It is often said that the next World War will be over water. Goldman Sachs, the global finance company, describes it as ‘the petroleum of the next century’ while in February this year, during a meeting with international experts participating in a ‘Dialogue on Water’, Pope Francis warned that water

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29 May 2017 “Place is a space which has historical meanings, where some things have happened which are now remembered and which provide continuity and identity across generations.  Place is a space in which important words have been spoken which have established identity, defined vocation and envisioned destiny” – Walter Brueggemann.     It was

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29 May 2017   Cheryl Camp rsm (pictured above – back and centre) and Elizabeth Young rsm attended the annual Jewish Christian Muslim Association’s ‘Inspiring Women of Faith Women’s Conference’ from May 12-14. Sister Elizabeth recounts her experiences.     As we emerged from bumper-to-bumper Friday traffic into the quiet peace of the Don Bosco Centre, we tuned into

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In this month’s Just Mercy Reflection series, you are invited to take a few short minutes out of your day to reflect and pray for peace.   Our world is constantly confronted by the reality of hate replacing love and fear replacing hope.   As we are reminded by Pope Francis – Nothing is impossible

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