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    Werribee Mercy Hospital’s highly anticipated $93 million expansion has reached the highest point of construction.   Work started in February this year and has involved building an additional four storeys on top of the existing Catherine McAuley Centre. The highest point of the hospital now stands at 31.2 metres and boasts inspiring views

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On Sunday September 24, Sisters and people of Mercy around the world celebrated Mercy Day. This year’s celebrations took on a special significance, with it being 190 years since the House of Mercy opened in Baggot St, Dublin.   With Mercy Day falling on a Sunday, it meant that in many parts of the Institute

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  The Institutes Diploma in Pastoral Ministry in Papua New Guinea seeks to provide resources and empowerment of Religious women of Papua New Guinea by providing a sound theological foundation for their pastoral ministry.   It has been heartening to hear the of the positive impact that this Program is having on so many women and their

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  Berenice Kerr rsm has presented the inaugural ‘Living Mercy’ Lecture at Catholic College, Bendigo.   In her presentation – ‘Catherine, September 24th and Our Lady of Mercy’, Berenice sought to enable understanding as to why Catherine placed her Institute under the care of Mary the Mother of Mercy, and what she may have understood by the title.   ‘What is

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  The Gladstone Mercy Associates have celebrated 25 continuous years of service in conjunction with the Sisters of Mercy at their local Star of the Sea Parish.    Over 40 people attended the Mass on Saturday September 23, which included associates, Sisters, Priests and parishioners. Brunch followed the mass and a wonderful day was enjoyed by all.  

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  The joy of animal companionship was unleashed on September 21 at Mercy Place East Melbourne with a special performance by ‘The Wonderdogs’ to mark World Alzheimer’s Day 2017.   The talented performing pooches, well known for their roles in television commercials and films, showed off their im-paw-ressive tricks for residents, family members and staff.   Research

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  The Southern Cross Care (Vic) Support Services Office in Hughesdale, Melbourne, has been blessed by Melbourne Archbishop, Denis Hart to acknowledge the shared mission the organisation is embarking on with Mercy Health.   After extensive due diligence and consultation, Mercy Health and Southern Cross Care (Vic) announced they would bring the two organisations together on

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  Padua College’s Art in the Spirit Class of 2017 has worked in collaboration with Bailey Mereszko from the Year 12 Catholic Action Program to create a strong visual statement representing the commitment of the Padua community to Closing the Gap so to create a fairer and more equitable future for all Australians.   Oxfam Australia’s

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  “We need to take up and ancient lesson… the conviction that “less is more”… a return to that simplicity which allows us to stop and appreciate the small things, to be grateful for the opportunities which life affords us, to be spiritually detached from what we possess, and not to succumb to sadness for

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  Werribee Mercy Hospital’s Emergency Department Resuscitation Unit has been dedicated to fallen police officer Constable Clare Frances Bourke at a ceremony on Wednesday 9 August.   Constable Bourke was performing watch house duties at Sunshine Police Station on 16 March 1983 when a colleague’s firearm discharged and she was fatally shot.   The Victoria

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  Year 12 Mercy student Harry Graham, from Damascus College, has been selected to represent Australia in Ultimate Frisbee, at the Trans-Tasman Series in September against New Zealand, in Sydney.   Harry the eldest of four siblings, has been playing sport all his life and only recently started playing Ultimate Frisbee in the last 18

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  On Saturday September 2 and Sunday September 3, Rahamim Ecology Centre will be hosting John Seed for a weekend retreat of Deep Ecology.   John Seed will be facilitating weekend deep ecology workshops with all proceeds donated to the campaign to protect the Los Cedros Biological Reserve in Ecuador.   “I have worked for worldwide

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