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The Sisters of Mercy of Sisters of Mercy of Australia, Papua New Guinea and Nga Whaea Atawhai o Aotearoa Sisters of Mercy New Zealand have issued a statement regarding the ongoing crisis at Manus Island Detention Centre. There are 600 refugees on Manus Island who disturbingly will today spend yet another day without access to

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  A group of 26 Sisters from across the Institute and New Zealand gathered in Far North Queensland earlier this month for what proved to be a very special week for attendees, local Sisters and partners in Mercy.   The Cairns Mission Formation gathering (October 7-15) held at Seville Mercy Conference Centre was conceived by the Institute’s Mission Animation Team and Initial

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In her recent address to the McAuley Ministries Gathering 2017, Margery Jackman discussed what characterised Catherine’s vision of Mercy in her time and how does this challenge us today.   Margery explores in detail ‘What characterised Catherine’s response to her world?’; being God-centred, common sense (spiritual), professionalism (excellence), innovative (risk taking), collaborative (connections), and inclusive (hospitality). She

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  This month’s Just Mercy Profile features some of the members of the leadership team from the Philippines. We were privileged to interview M Rosario Abacahin rsm, M Angela Vergara rsm, Marian Ladrera rsm, and Lucy Marie Parena rsm during their recent visit to Sydney.   The Sisters share their experiences at the recent Mercy gathering at

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  Things are changing in the east end of Perth. Mercy Heritage Centre has partnered with Historic Heart of Perth in exciting times.  Projects are rejuvenating the wealth of early colonial buildings in the streetscape where wonderful small museums are available to visit for locals and tourists alike.   One project that is set to

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  Sisters have joined with thousands of protestors around Australia to ‘Stop Adani’. Elizabeth Young rsm attended the Melbourne demonstration and recounts her experience.   Around 2,000 people gathered in Melbourne on October 7  to spell out the words ‘Stop Adani’, seen from the air. This was a powerful and very well-organised event to be part of

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  On October 18 and 19, 2017, Mercy Leaders and Team members from the Aotearoa New Zealand, Brisbane, ISMAPNG (current and incoming teams), North Sydney, Parramatta and the Philippines Congregations/Institutes met at the Parramatta Congregation Centre, where we were hosted by Mary-Louise Petro rsm and her team.   The group was joined by Elaine Wainwright

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  While many of us reflect fondly on our time spent at university in our 20s, for one Melbourne senior, these days are just beginning.   Showing no signs of slowing down, 86 year-old Leonard Walton – a resident at Mercy Place Fernhill – has been accepted into a pathways program for a Bachelor of

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Early Childhood Education and Development is one of the most cost-effective investments in human capital which leads to a country’s sustainable development.   Through our Early Childhood Programs in Bathurst Island, NT and Timor-Leste, Mercy Works is utilising a child’s earliest years as an important window of opportunity to address inequality.   Click the arrow below to

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    Mercy Health Foundation will hold their annual fundraising event, Pram Jam , from Monday November 20 to Sunday November 26. It seeks to raise awareness for still birth and complications from babies being born prematurely.   Pram Jam is a walkathon-style fundraiser which calls on new mums and dads, their family members, friends and

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  Mercy Associates annual Variety Concert hit all the right notes again this year. The annual fundraiser event, which raises money for Mercy Works, was held on Sunday 22 October at Aranmore Catholic Primary School.   The concert saw a stellar line-up including Harpist Jane McCabe, Guitarist, singer-songwriter Carmel Charlton and music troupes, Mustard Seeds

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