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    29 May 2017   On June 16 and 17, the Australian arm of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) will lead the ‘Women’s March to Ban the Bomb’ activities in various parts of Australia. The march and rallies are part of a global initiative by ‘The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom’.   In

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29 May 2017   Pauline Masters rsm has recently spent time in Kenya working with youth from the slum areas in Nairobi focussing on art-related projects in what she describes as ‘lifegiving and joyous’. Sr Pauline’s wonderful photos are currently showing as part of an exhibition at the Mercy Heritage Centre Perth.   Sr Pauline’s interest in Kenya began in 2006

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29 May 2017   One of the highlights of each year are the many Jubilee celebrations held across the Institute.  These celebrations mark the anniversary of religious profession of Sisters who have contributed to the life of the church and wider community in so many ways. Just Mercy is pleased to report on two of these celebrations this month and looks

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  29 May 2017   To coincide with National Palliative Care Week, the Archdiocese of Melbourne is promoting the official release of ‘When Life is Ending’, a booklet by Dr Caroline Ong rsm discussing the ethics of dying, assisted suicide and euthanasia. The release also coincides with the Tasmanian parliamentary decision against legalising euthanasia.   Author and GP

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  29 May 2017   Are you looking to develop a rich understanding of Australia’s indigenous community and culture, at the same time as having the rewarding experience of making a difference in the lives of those living in some of Australia’s remotest, yet most beautiful lands? If the answer is ‘Yes’, Liz Moloney rsm

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  29 May 2017   Four residents from Mercy Place Montrose, Victoria took to the sky in vintage planes on Saturday May 13 as part of a program to help them fulfil their bucket list.   The residents, ranging in age from 70 to 82, were picked up from their residential aged care home and taken to

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  29 May 2017   “There is no beauty in the finest cloth if it makes hunger and unhappiness” – Mahatma Gandhi   Why Fast Fashion is Unhealthy for Everyone “Fast Fashion” refers to low-cost clothing production that mimics current fashion trends. The clothing is usually made out of lower-quality materials, by people on very

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  29 May, 2017   The Pastoral Care Teams at Mercy Hospital for Women in Heidelberg and Werribee Mercy Hospital have been recognised in the 2017 Spiritual Care Australia Awards, presented at Spiritual Care Australia Annual Conference in Surfer’s Paradise earlier this month.   The Pastoral Care Teams received the Best of Care Award in recognition of the holistic, compassionate care they

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  On May 19, Marion McDonald rsm was presented with the Ballarat Diocese Schools Advisory Council Outstanding School Service Award at the Catholic Education Leadership Awards 2017.   The award, honours her service and leadership in Catholic education across the Ballarat Diocese through her roles as a teacher, principal and parish leader.   “I find

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  Margaret Broadbent rsm (pictured above) founded and runs ‘Viriditas Contemporary Art Studio’ in Melbourne. In this video profile, Margaret gives a rich and unique insight into her life as a Sister of Mercy in 2017 and her journey from blank canvas to creating artistic wonder. To watch the full video click on the arrow on the HD Vimeo player immediately

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    On May 5-7 at the Catholic Leadership Centre in Melbourne around 60 people, including Sisters and leaders of incorporated ministries, gathered to engage with emerging thinking around the Institute’s mission beyond 2017.   The forum was an important part of the preparation for the Institute Chapter 2017, and what a fruitful time it

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