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TO EDUCATE GIRLS

Women and girls in the developing world are often denied opportunities for education. Mercy Works aims to break this cycle.

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Celebrating fifty-year Mercy presence in Wewak

This year marks the fiftieth anniversary since the arrival of the first Sisters of Mercy in Wewak, Papua New Guinea. In 1957, seven sisters from the Brisbane Congregation arrived in Wewak at the invitation of the Bishop of Wewak, Leo Arkfeld. Between May 27 and June 3, about forty Australian Sisters of Mercy joined with PNG Sisters of Mercy and the broader community for a week of celebrations in the Wewak Diocese. At the request of Sister Mariska Kua (PNG Congregation Leader), Sister Elizabeth O’Keefe RSM (Local Communications Facilitator, Brisbane) reports on the celebrations.

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Grafton celebrates 175 Mercy years

Grafton Sisters of Mercy gathered with representatives of the Lismore Diocese in NSW to celebrate the 175th anniversary of the founding of the Sisters of Mercy and the 25th anniversary of the Institute. Sister Colleen Rhodes reports.

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AN EXPERIENCE OF THE MERCY OF GOD

Retreats in Everyday Life are an opportunity to reflect on life and to recognise God present in every aspect of ordinary life. One such Retreat took place recently in Dubbo.

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