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Easter with a difference in Pakistan

Since arriving in Pakistan four weeks ago, Sisters Bev Whitton (Grafton) and Audette Mansour (Wilcannia-Forbes) have been immersed into the culture and customs of the world’s sixth most populous country. Pakistan is a predominately Muslim country, so it’s interesting to note Bev and Audette’s reflections on their experience of the Easter ceremonies: “It was so uplifting to see over 3000 parishioners (mainly young people) participate with fervour and enthusiasm.”

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Celebrating 50 years of Mercy in PNG

Eighty Sisters of Mercy will gather this Saturday April 29 at Kefamo, Goroka, PNG for the 50th jubilee celebration of foundation. This, the main celebration day, will coincide with the visit of the Australian Congregation Leaders. The approval from Rome of the foundation in PNG to be an autonomous region within the Australian Institute is also being celebrated.

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Mercy at work with Aboriginal women

Sister Anne Foale, Adelaide Mercy and registered nurse, works in an innovative program based in Port Augusta, South Australia, which supports Aboriginal women during and after their pregnancies. Anne explains how the Anangu Bibi Birthing Program differs from traditional obstetric care.

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THE CLOSING OF A DOOR

. 5 December 2017   As Pope Francis formally closed the Mercy Door of St Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican on Sunday 20 November, bringing to an end the Jubilee Year of Mercy, another Mercy Door closed here in Bathurst, when Pat Linnane rsm passed away at St Catherine’s Hostel. If ever a woman was

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THE STORY OF AN ELM TREE

5 December 2016   This is a story that echoes loudly in our Christian tradition. Again, the wood of a tree serves to carry the body of Christ. There once was an elm tree growing in the grounds of St Joseph’s Mount, Rahamim, in Bathurst. Despite its removal as changes were made in the grounds,

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THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS

The call of Pope Francis to ‘Care for Our Common Home and to incorporate into our lives the eighth Work of Mercy which is ‘Care of Creation’ is a call which resonates across all Christian traditions and speaks to all who work together on this intersection between faith and the environment. One example of a church community

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