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The Mercy Spirituality Centre, Toronto NSW has unveiled its 2017 Program at an Open Day on Friday, February 10, 2017.   Program Coordinator, Anne Ryan rsm in launching the program, said it was very exciting to be able to say “Yes, this is it for the year!”.   “I am absolutely delighted with the variety

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Madeline Duckett rsm has two wonderful books, The Mystical Heart of Catherine McAuley  (Co-authored with Carol Ong rsm) and Boots, Cracked Pots and a Place at the Table, available for purchase. Each book offers readers deep reflections into the teachings of Catherine McAuley and our call to Mercy in a rapidly changing world. The Mystical

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From circus performer to Sister of Mercy. In the first of our planned regular audio interviews, Elizabeth Young rsm talks with Communications Manager, John Rochester (both pictured above) about what motivated her to become a Sister of Mercy, growing up in an ecumenical context, and putting in a good word with the ‘big mama in the sky’! Click

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Maryanne Loughry rsm (Mission Animation Team), has spent most of the past thirty years ministering with and advocating for refugees and asylum seekers. Recently back in Australia from teaching a course ‘Services on the Border’ for the School of Social Work, Boston College, in this video interview Maryanne answers some of the current questions pertaining to refugees and asylum seekers and the world’s borders.

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(Pictured above: Students from Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School, St Albans VIC)   The greatest asset of any country lies in its young students, for it is through them that society will grow and flourish. Combine this with a strong parental desire to build a better and secure life for their children and you have

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  Celebrations are being held this year to mark 160 years since the arrival of the first three Sisters of Mercy in Melbourne, Victoria, as well as pay tribute to the incredible journey of thousands of Sisters and lay men and women in seeking to be the face of the God of Mercy in our world.  

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A new coffee table book documenting 110 years of St Joseph College, Mildura has been officially launched by Institute Vicar and former Principal, Annette Schneider rsm.   The book, Some Journeys Continue, was compiled and written by former St Joseph’s College student and teacher, Patricia Riordan (pictured above). In the book, Patricia takes readers on a guided tour through

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McAuley Community Services for Women are appealing to Australians to help save the National Affordable Housing Agreement (NAHA); which they recently learned Federal Government intends to axe at the next budget.   In 2016, there was a significant threat to the future security of the National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness (NPAH). The NPAH provides $230

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Mercy Associates, both current and aspiring, in Goulburn, Young, Griffith, Bathurst and Sydney, are set to receive a special visit from the Mercy Associates Network Facilitator NSW and fellow Mercy Associate, Christine Convery in Mid-March. A two-week-long road trip will see Christine visiting and assisting existing Mercy Associates Groups, as well as facilitating information sessions for potential future groups.   Christine (pictured

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Some of the Institute’s social service organisations joined with representatives of Catholic Social Services Australia (CSSA) for a round table meeting at the Australian Parliament House, Canberra in mid-February.   The meeting was held to discuss and identify common issues that have arisen in the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The NDIS

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Institute Sister, Ailsa Mackinnon rsm has been honoured with the unveiling of the ‘Ailsa Mackinnon Community Centre’ at Our Lady of Mercy College (OLMC), Parramatta NSW on Friday, 17 February 2017.   Ailsa returned to OLMC to officially open the multipurpose building, which features an indoor multi-purpose sports and gathering place (seating approximately 1200 people) as well as four teaching and

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February 21, 2017

Join Catholic Mission and Catholic Religious Australia for their one heart many voices 2017 conference in May as they celebrate and identify the graces, the inspiration and the challenges of living the joy of the Gospel and God’s mission of mercy and leading mission in Australia and globally. This conference will explore Pope Francis’ vision for mission

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