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  As part of the debate over the appropriateness of statues of historical figures in Australia and the United States, Deidre Gardiner rsm discusses how Australia should honour our First Nations people, including some fine examples of how our Mercy schools are leading the way. In recent times, we have seen reports in the United States of statues of historical figures

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  One of the aspects of Mercy Day Celebrations 2017 at Rice Village was the blessing and installation of a plaque to honour and commemorate those Sisters of Mercy who have died whilst a resident at Rice Village. This was a very moving adjunct to the Eucharist at which each Sister present prayed the Act

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  An invitation to speak at a class of year 10 students about her experiences with Refugees and Asylum Seekers has prompted Breda O’Reilly rsm to reflect on her ministry with this group of displaced people over 23 years. It was only because I was asked to speak to a Year 10 Class about my experience

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  Coral Hedley rsm has once again joined fellow supporters in the town of Inverell, NSW, in their march against domestic violence. Sr Coral has been involved in the march since its beginnings, 11 years ago, and continues to show her commitment by sitting on the committee, the Community Violence Prevention Team, which meets regularly each

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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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