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Today the Institute has joined a growing number of faith based groups in Australia, urging the Australian Government to participate and support the UN negotiations for a treaty banning nuclear weapons.  The Australian Interfaith Appeal falls under the broader movement lead by ICAN (International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons).   Nine countries currently posses a

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  An historic milestone in Mercy Health’s journey towards culturally safe healthcare was celebrated on Wednesday 15 February with the formal launch of the organisation’s Health Services Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).   Mercy Health is a key healthcare provider to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities of northern and western Melbourne, and the Albury

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Starting this month we are pleased to launch the Just Mercy Reflection Series, a reflective resource to support Sisters and women and men of Mercy in your lives and ministry.   You can engage with it in many different ways, as it is designed to be reflective material, more than a single reflection. So we

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On Thursday 16th February, 2017, Community Leader, Berenice Kerr rsm, addressed the students and staff of Catholic College Bendigo at the Opening Year Mass. The uplifting Mass saw Berenice (pictured below) deliver an address based on the school’s theme for 2017 – ‘Living Mercy’. She spoke with inspiring words, highlighting that living Mercy is in fact not an abstract concept

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While the Academy of Mary Immaculate is celebrating 160 years this year, across town St Aloysius College are having celebrations of their own.   This year marks the 130th anniversary of the foundation of their college and to make the celebrations, school staff and Sisters from the Brougham Street Convent in North Melbourne gathered in

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On January 4th, thirty-two Papua New Guinean Sisters undertook the Liturgy Unit of the Diploma of Pastoral Ministry. There were seven different religious orders present at the eight-day course. Ilsa Neicinieks rsm facilitated the week-long intensive in Mount Hagen along with Mercy Associate, Jenny O’Brien. They have kindly shared some of their wonderful experience for Just

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February 27, 2017

Sadly, Melbourne street artist Baby Guerrilla didn’t need too wide a brief to create artwork for the new McAuley House in Pickett St, Footscray. Last year she ended up in hospital after being brutally attacked in her own home. Advised by police not to return to her home, she found herself homeless after leaving hospital.

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    Seville Mercy Conference Centre, Cairns, Queensland has undergone an online makeover. In early February, the conference centre launched a new, fresh, modern and user friendly website to meet the growing needs of the ministry.   The Manager of Seville Mercy Conference Centre, Rod Cole-Clarke (pictured above with Kaye Unwin) highlights the exciting changes within the ministry that

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Mercy Health Board member, John Corcoran, has been awarded with the Order of Australia (AM) in the 2017 Australia Day Honours. The humbling acknowledgement is a tribute to John’s “significant service to the law, and to the legal profession, through a range of executive roles, and to the community”.   “It is exciting and such

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  On Friday 20th January, 2017, the Institute joined Australia in shock as news came in about the tragic massacre in Melbourne’s Bourke Street Mall. The awful event claimed the lives of six innocent people and injured many others. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of those affected by this tragedy. On behalf

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