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Following Senator Pauline Hanson’s appalling action in wearing a burqa in the Australian Parliament yesterday (August 17 2017), the Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea have released the following statement: Statement from the Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea The Institute of Sisters of Mercy

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On Sunday August 13, the Institute Chapter opened with a wonderful Commencement Ritual that included the Opening Address by Institute Leader, Berneice Loch. (To view the ritual click the arrow on the video player below).

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From August 13-26, the Institute will be holding its Chapter. The Chapter is an important time in the life of the Institute. We would appreciate your prayerful support during this time. You are invite to join with us in praying the Chapter Prayer: God of All Life and Goodness Through your tender mercy may our preparation for the

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Join the Communications Team for a tour around Just Mercy. In this tutorial we will show you how to navigate your way around and how to get the most out of every issue.   Tutorials are available for Desktop, iPhone and iPad. Click the arrow on the relevant video below to play.   Messages to: The

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This month’s Just Mercy profile features Ailsa Mackinnon RSM AM, Executive Director, Mercy Works who shares some of the wonderful development work they are undertaking in Papua New Guinea, Australia and East Timor. Mercy Works is jointly sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy congregations in Australia and Papua New Guinea. Click the arrow below to play. Ailsa McKinnon from ISMAPNG on Vimeo. CLICK

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Belinda Pesa, Archivist, and Anita Meale, Curator, take us on a short tour of one of the Institute’s Archives in Sydney. In this insightful video, you will learn about the role of Archives within the Institute and be given the history of some of the prized artifacts within the collection. Click on the arrow to play

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  National Science Week (12-20 August 2017) is an annual celebration of science in Australia, an opportunity to celebrate and explore the wonders and contributions of science.   In 1988, John Paul II famously declared that “Science saves theology from superstition, theology saves science from meaninglessness”. In celebrating science we acknowledge the new questions science

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  For a long time a very kind and generous man has been taking used stamps from me and instead of paying the value of them, he gives a good donation.  He was well aware of the needs of the people of Papua New Guinea and knew that his gift would be a help to

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  On Saturday July 22, Sacred Heart College Geelong held their major fundraising event for the year. The evening was a great success with around 165 parents, friends and staff members attending to raise money and dance the night away around a theme of a ‘Back to School Bash’.   Back to School Bash attendees

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In her memoirs Ursula Frayne rsm wrote of her arrival in Western Australia in 1846 with her companions:    “In my last letter I made allusion to “our few worldly goods” – here is what they consisted of: As many small trunks as there are Sisters, containing the clothing allotted to each one’s use, some

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  Art is a potent way of imparting stories and is particularly significant in Aboriginal culture.   When MacKillop’s Out of Home Care Western Metro division was brainstorming how to make residential homes more welcoming for young Aboriginal people, visual art seemed like a natural choice. But the team knew it had to be genuine

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In mid-August, Sisters will gather at St Joseph’s Centre for Reflective Living at Baulkham Hills, New South Wales for the second Institute Chapter. These Sisters include sixty elected delegates and the five members of the Institute Leadership Team. Others will be at Baulkham Hills to assist with the secretarial work and the rituals and liturgies.

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