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In this month’s Just Mercy Reflection, Mary Tinney rsm says it is a time for humility for humans in their relationship with the rest of the Earth. Mary explains how the phrase ‘this is a new time’ is often used to describe the time in which we are living. She outlines what is meant by

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  On Wednesday, July 5, three Sisters of Mercy gathered in Townsville to celebrate their Golden Jubilee. Carmel Ruddick rsm, Cheryl Camp rsm and Mary Lowcock rsm were three of eight women who entered the Sisters of Mercy in early 1965 and they joined together to celebrate fifty years since their first professions which took place on October 7, 1965.   More than

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  August 9 marks the twenty fourth annual celebration of the diversity of the World’s Indigenous Peoples and their cultures, customs and survival.   The United Nations established the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples in 1994 to commemorate the first meeting of the Working Group on Indigenous Populations, as part of their work on the

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  Breda O’Reilly rsm shares some thoughts on advocacy. When I was asked to talk on the topic of advocacy to Year 11 students, my first inclination was to see what the dictionary definition was of advocacy.  This is what the dictionary says:  Advocacy is the act of speaking on behalf of or in support

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  Melbourne mum-of-three, George McMahon, and her friend, Hollie Gooden, are celebrating after completing an epic 1,720 kilometre walk and bike ride across Australia to raise money for Mercy Health and awareness about premature birth and stillbirth.   George and Hollie set off from Alice Springs on Thursday, June 1, and followed the Tanami Track, crossing both

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In the past few months the Institute has welcomed David Penny as its new Executive Leader, Operations. David is responsible for the oversight of the Institute’s property, finance, human resources, legal, technology, administration and support services. With qualifications in Management and Pastoral Theology, combined with experience working in the Broken Bay and Wilcannia-Forbes Dioceses, means David is very well

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  Around fifty Associates and Sisters gathered on Friday June 16 to celebrate the launch of an ebook, ‘Mercy Associates of Ballarat East’, documenting the history of the Mercy Associates of Ballarat East.   Following the welcome and the acknowledgement of Country, all joined in a reflection that followed our Mercy journey from Catherine’s Dublin to

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The Jubilee celebrations of 2017 continue with the most recent honours taking place in Central A and North Community. 50, 60 and 70 year anniversaries marking religious profession were celebrated and focus was placed on each Sisters contribution to the life of the church and the world community.     Bathurst On May 27th 2017, Central A

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    Terry Power, Manager of Formation and Projects, Mercy Ministries FNQ (pictured above front row, left), shares the good work being done by the REACH Youth Group and his recent experience of time spent with them in nature.   “God saw everything that he had made, & indeed, it was very good.” Genesis 1:31   The REACH

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