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‘Au Revoir, Audie’

Sisters from the Wilcannia-Forbes Congregation gathered in March at their house in Beach Street Kogarah to bid one of their members, Sr Audette Mansour “˜au revoir’ and to send her on her way with blessing and song, afternoon tea and community support. Sr Audette left on March 22 to join the Mercy Community in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, for three months.

The wider Institute was represented at the gathering by members of the Institute Leadership Team, Sr Nerida Tinkler, Institute President, and Sr Karen Donnellan, together with Sr Mary-Anne Loughry, Executive Officer of Mercy Works Inc. and two members of the Papua New Guinea Congregation, Sr Mary-Anne Kolkia and Sr Sophie Samiak. The third member of the Institute Team, Sr Caroline Ryan was unable to be present, but sent greetings and phoned to wish Sr Audette well. During the afternoon Sr Maryanne Kolkia spoke of the work the Sisters in Papua-New Guinea are doing for distressed women and girls, while Sr Sophie shared some of her experiences during her studies.

Attention was drawn to the fact that at about the same time, in Casino, another farewell was happening, as Sr Beverley Whitton from the Grafton Congregation also prepared to leave for Pakistan. She will be there at the same time as Sr Audette. We wish them both well and remember them in prayer.

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