A new Mercy-ing App has been developed for daily inspiration and reflection in 2017.Read More
Sr Mary Finbarr was born in Cork, Ireland on 28th October 1899. She, Kathleen O’Connell, was the first born of Andrew and Bridget O’Connell. There were nine children in the O’Connell family: Kathleen, Bridget, George, Mary, Timothy, Susan, Frances, Andrew and Shaun. Sr M. Finbarr often described how they enjoyed all the fun and frivolity of a large family.Read More
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.Read More
How do we nourish a dynamic spirituality of Mercy and Justice among our Mercy school students that will sustain them in future years? This is the question many congregations have been exploring over the last decade as the Sisters of Mercy continue to withdraw from permanent positions at Mercy schools.Read More
In some families a belief in the importance of justice and fairness is an heirloom passed down through generations.
You might say then that it was in Sister Marie Kehoe’s nature to help others.
She has had a passion for encouraging others to have the confidence to form an opinion and speak their minds.Read More
When the Librarian at the Catholic Education Centre, Vicki, heard that the Sisters of Mercy were celebrating 175 years of foundation in Ireland, 160 years of foundation in Australia and 110 years of foundation in West Perth, she invited the Sisters to provide her with materials to “showcase” the Mercies in the Library. The Library offers this to a Religious Order 2-3 times a year.Read More
In 1888 one of the Sisters from Victoria Square, Sister Berchmans Deane was paying regular visits to the prison and was greatly taken with a poor unfortunate young man by the name of William Conroy. He had been refused admittance into a dance in Fremantle because he was not wearing the correct evening dress. Conroy was not happy with this and told the man standing at the door that he must let him in or he would shoot him. The man said “you would not be game”.Read More
Early on the 17th January, 2006, just as the city of Perth was “waking up” to the sounds of traffic 20 Sisters of Mercy gathered to remember the Foundation of the first Convent in Australia . The “Convent of the Holy Cross” became a landmark in the City, as well as the beginning of ministries that have touched the length and breadth of the State and many off shore missions. It was from here that the Sisters of Mercy spread to the East Coast.Read More
On January 4.Sisters of Mercy, staff, past patients and supporters gathered at South Brisbane to mark the start of the Mater’s centenary year.
Among them were acting Queensland Premier Anna Bligh and 101-year-old patient Letitia Wood, who has a long association with the Mater.
Sr Sandra Lupi, Congregation Leader of the Brisbane Sisters of Mercy described the development of Mater Misericordiae Health Services in Brisbane as a story of faith, courage and innovation from its first beginning in 1906 to the present day.