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At the Annual Ministry Governance Forum in March 2017 in Sydney, the Institute’s Institutional ministries explored further Pope Francis’s declaration of an Eighth Work of Mercy – Care for Our Common Home.   Four of the presentations were filmed and are able to be watched by clicking on the screens below (click on the arrow

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The importance of stepping back from our busy lives, recharging our batteries and regaining perspective is growing increasingly.  Rahamim Ecology Centre are leading two special retreats that are sure to provide that opportunity. Between 28 and 30 April 2017 Rahamim Ecology Centre will host Margie Abbott rsm for a two-day retreat titled, “Universe, You Live in

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International Women’s Day (March 8, 2017) was a particular day of celebration at Mercy Place Rice Village, Geelong, Victoria with the recognition of the contributions of some remarkable women. More than 130 years ago, the Rice Sisters (pictured above and after whom Rice Village is named) ran a successful hotel on the site, called the Racecourse

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  In their efforts to implement strategically the pillars of Pope Francis’s encyclical Laudato Si’ and the Institute’s  Sustainable Living policy, three ministries of ISMAPNG recently participated in a monthly “Friday Forum” for  staff at Mercy Health Support Services in Richmond, Victoria. The Friday Forum featured a combined presentation from Sally Neaves (Rahamim Ecology Centre), Dr

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  On Monday, March 10, a ceremony was held to mark the start of works on a major expansion of the Werribee Mercy Hospital, in Victoria. The project will see four more levels built on top of the existing Catherine McAuley Centre. When complete in mid 2018, it will deliver an extra 64 inpatient beds, eight new critical care

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Sisters and Staff working from the Mercy Centre, Tighes Hill, New South Wales came together on Friday, 17 March to celebrate St Patrick’s Day with a reflection centred on the theme of displacement. The torrential rain and howling wind certainly didn’t dampen the spirits of those gathered for the reflection and morning tea to celebrate St Patrick’s

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  Work has commenced on Mercy Place Ballarat, Victoria, a residential aged home which will build on the 135-year tradition of the Sisters of Mercy caring for the Ballarat community. At a ceremony on St Patrick’s Day (March 17),  Community Leader, Berenice Kerr rsm and the Bishop of Ballarat, Paul Bird ‘turned the sod’ on the works at a

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The Annual Governance Forum was held in Sydney last week, bringing together Board Chairs and Chief Executive Officers from the Institute’s incorporated ministries and a selection of School Principals, Sisters and staff. The two-day event considered the theme ‘Care for Our Common Home’, in line with Pope Francis’ declaration last year of this new Eighth Work of Mercy. 

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In the second of our Just Mercy Reflection Series, Deidre Gardiner rsm (Mission Animation Team) explores some questions arising from Pope Francis’s declaration of the Eighth Work of Mercy – Care for Our Common Home. What does it mean to have a home? What does it mean to feel at home? Where and how is our world

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Rahamim Ecology Centre in Bathurst New South Wales wanted to demonstrate the style of education, spirituality and advocacy that takes place at their Centre by using an accessible medium.  This has lead to the creation of a video to represent visually their mission to share the essence of their Ministry using powerful, inspiring and beautiful images. To view the

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Across all its sites, ISMAPNG has a very large energy footprint.  The Institute Leadership Team has recognised this fact in the sustainability document, “An Integrated Approach to Sustainable Living“, which lists energy as the first of seven key areas for Mercy action. Due to our reliance on coal-fired power stations for energy, Australians are among

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In November 2016, the Institute launched ‘An Integrated Approach to Sustainable Living’ policy. To assist in the implementation of the policy, a committee has been formed. The members of the new Committee are – Deirdre Gardiner rsm, Ann-Maree O’Beirne rsm, Catherine Smith, Ellen Geraghty, Elizabeth Young rsm, Margaret Adams rsm, and Mary Tinney rsm. The Committee has

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