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  An annual charity golf day has raised more than $39,000 to support the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Mercy Hospital for Women in Melbourne. Jimmy’s Golf Day was established in November 2012 by Philip McGough as a way of giving back to Mercy Health after his wife Anne gave birth to their son Jimmy

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  The world’s first seabed mine is scheduled to start in Papua New Guinea in 2018. Giant robotic machines will tear up the seabed and crushed rock will be sucked up to the surface threatening vital ecosystems, as well as posing a risk to people who deep ocean fish.   Papua New Guinean Cardinal, Sir John Ribat

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Mercy Works has launched an appeal to promote education in Timor-Leste and Papua New Guinea to help children get into the classroom and stay there.   Education is the best investment we can make to break the cycle of poverty. However, despite the progress that has been made in promoting lifelong learning, globally, 263 million

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  Sisters in South Australia have developed an informative presentation which they hope will build opposition against any proposed nuclear waste importation and storage in their state.   Sisters Gabrielle Travers, Duyen Nguyen, Teresa Flaherty, Margaret Adams, Pat Feehan and Claudette Cusack created the presentation as part of the Mercy International Reflection Process (MIRP) last year. It

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  One hundred and sixty years to the day, the Academy of St Mary Immaculate has celebrated their foundation with the unveiling of a statue of their first Principal, Mother M Ursula Frayne.   On Monday, April 20, 850 people including Sisters, students, teachers and representatives of Mercy Education Ltd gathered for a twofold celebration;

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At the Annual Ministry Governance Forum in March 2017 in Sydney, the Institute’s Institutional ministries explored further Pope Francis’s declaration of an Eighth Work of Mercy – Care for Our Common Home.   Four of the presentations were filmed and are able to be watched by clicking on the screens below (click on the arrow

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The importance of stepping back from our busy lives, recharging our batteries and regaining perspective is growing increasingly.  Rahamim Ecology Centre are leading two special retreats that are sure to provide that opportunity. Between 28 and 30 April 2017 Rahamim Ecology Centre will host Margie Abbott rsm for a two-day retreat titled, “Universe, You Live in

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International Women’s Day (March 8, 2017) was a particular day of celebration at Mercy Place Rice Village, Geelong, Victoria with the recognition of the contributions of some remarkable women. More than 130 years ago, the Rice Sisters (pictured above and after whom Rice Village is named) ran a successful hotel on the site, called the Racecourse

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  In their efforts to implement strategically the pillars of Pope Francis’s encyclical Laudato Si’ and the Institute’s  Sustainable Living policy, three ministries of ISMAPNG recently participated in a monthly “Friday Forum” for  staff at Mercy Health Support Services in Richmond, Victoria. The Friday Forum featured a combined presentation from Sally Neaves (Rahamim Ecology Centre), Dr

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  On Monday, March 10, a ceremony was held to mark the start of works on a major expansion of the Werribee Mercy Hospital, in Victoria. The project will see four more levels built on top of the existing Catherine McAuley Centre. When complete in mid 2018, it will deliver an extra 64 inpatient beds, eight new critical care

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Sisters and Staff working from the Mercy Centre, Tighes Hill, New South Wales came together on Friday, 17 March to celebrate St Patrick’s Day with a reflection centred on the theme of displacement. The torrential rain and howling wind certainly didn’t dampen the spirits of those gathered for the reflection and morning tea to celebrate St Patrick’s

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  Work has commenced on Mercy Place Ballarat, Victoria, a residential aged home which will build on the 135-year tradition of the Sisters of Mercy caring for the Ballarat community. At a ceremony on St Patrick’s Day (March 17),  Community Leader, Berenice Kerr rsm and the Bishop of Ballarat, Paul Bird ‘turned the sod’ on the works at a

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