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A glorious ritual has been held in Sydney to mark the handover of leadership of the Institute.   Sisters Eveline Crotty rsm, Caroline Ryan rsm, Marie Duffy rsm, Gaye Lennon rsm and Elizabeth Moloney rsm have been installed as leaders of the Institute for the next 6 years, taking over from the Institute’s first leadership team –

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    After 53 years of dedicated service to Catholic education, Damascus College has celebrated and acclaimed the enormous contribution of Marie Davey rsm.   On Friday December 1, more than 250 people attended a function to wish Sr Marie well for her retirement from education.   Sr Marie was the Deputy Principal of Damascus, and is also the former Principal

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  On November 15 Rachael Waisman rsm made her Final Profession during a very joyous Eucharistic celebration in her home parish of St Lawrence’s, Dagua, Wewak, Papua New Guinea.   Berneice Loch rsm received Rachael’s vows and Bishop Jozef Roszinski SVD was the main celebrant. Rachael, accompanied by her parents, arrived at the church wearing her

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  Mercy Works Goroka has celebrated the International Day for the Elderly at St Mary’s Parish. The theme for this year was “Stepping into the Future: Tapping the Talents, Contribution and Participation of the Older Persons in the Society- Leaving No One Behind” (Promoting a Society for All).   The Flower Girls of the St Mary’s parish

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November 30, 2017

  The NSW Knitters Guild once again held their largest event of the year in every nook and cranny of the Sisters of Mercy Convent in Singleton.   On Sunday October 22 2017, over 1,200 people made their way to the Convent to participate in the Guild’s ‘FibreFest’.  This is a day of craft, learning,

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  Each year at this time Mercy Works produces Gifts of Mercy cards. By buying one of these cards you will be donating to one of Mercy Works’ projects on behalf of a loved one. You will receive a beautifully printed card to give to your recipient, explaining what a great difference your gift will

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  For McAuley Community Services for Women, a long held vision of was realised with the opening of the new McAuley House in Footscray, Victoria in November 2016. The  building provides a space where women can create their own homes. The sanctuary was designed to promote health and wellbeing and the inherent dignity of each person within

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  Let us bless the humility of water, Always willing to take the shape Of whatever otherness holds it. The buoyancy of water, Stronger than the deadening, Downward drag of gravity. The innocence of water, Flowing forth, without thought Of what awaits it. The refreshment of water, Dissolving the crystals of thirst. Excerpt from John

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As part of spreading the joy of Christmas, staff at Mercy Centre Tighes Hill are lending their support to a local charity focused on homelessness in the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie area.   Christmas is a time of reflection for Christians, and for us as a community of mercy we are called to reflect anew on the

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    World Soil Day celebrates the importance of soil as a critical component of the natural system – it is one of the most complex biological materials on our planet! This month Rahamim Ecology Centre looks at how ‘Investment’, which is one of the focus areas of the Institute’s Sustainable Living Policy, could impact the

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