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How can it not be sacred?  And how can we possibly take it away?

  Patricia Powell RSM has written in response to a plan by the Bathurst Council to build a go-kart track atop a sacred Indigenous site on Bathurst’s famous Mount Panorama-Wahluu.   This week the Christians in Bathurst will be preparing for the holiest time of the Church Year: Easter.   They will gather in their

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Learn, Shop and Share

  It’s not often that the students at the Mercy Connect Dandenong Library Adult Literacy Class are surprised with something new. However, one Thursday afternoon in February this is exactly what happened. As the refugee students filtered into the library for their weekly class they were each given a number. There were puzzled looks on

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Young Mercy Links Spend a Weekend of Encounter

  Young Mercy Links SA held their postponed annual retreat from March 12 – 14. Fourteen members of Young Mercy Links SA headed down to the Fleurieu Peninsula for a weekend of contemplation and opportunity to ‘Encounter Self, the Spirit, the Other and the Universe.   Three of the members of Young Mercy Links have

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Emmanuel College Celebrates 30 Years

  In 2021 Emmanuel College celebrates 30 years since its formation, after the amalgamation in 1991 of two schools. Emmanuel has a history of providing a Catholic education to the students of the Warrnambool district since 1872. 2021 is also the year the College returned to the Mercy Education family and the rich educational culture

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Sr Frances Makes Memorable Milestones

  There is a lovely rhythm of symmetry that runs through Sr Frances O’Leary’s life. Late last year, the Mercy Place Warrnambool resident celebrated both her 80th birthday and 60-year anniversary as a Sister of Mercy in the very same year that Mercy Health turned 100.   The humble pride that Sr Frances exudes when

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Mercy Education Welcomes Brenda Keenan

  Mercy Education is delighted to have Brenda commence in the inaugural role of Head of Mission & Education. The Head of Mission & Education role has its primary focus in Mission and Formation Leadership and in supporting schools to pursue excellence as espoused in the Mercy Education Charter for Schools.   Her work with

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Laudato Si’+ Conference Celebrates Special Laudato Si’ Anniversary Year

  The Institute recently collaborated with the Australian Catholic University and Catholic Religious Australia for an online conference that celebrated and reflected on the changes inspired by Laudato Si’ since its 2015 release, and the work to be done in deepening our understanding of this significant document in the future.   With over 100 registered participants, the

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Mercy Connect’s Virtual Experience Provides Unique Insight

  Sisters  Lorraine Phelan and Carmel Daley (pictured) recently had the opportunity to experience Mercy Connect’s  Virtual Reality (VR) application ‘IMERCYVE’. The application is designed to increase empathy and understanding by embodying the user in a first-person lived experience viewpoint of a person living with a disability.    With one in five Australians living with

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Seville Goes From Strength to Strength

  Construction has started on Seville Mercy Conference Centre’s outdoor entertainment area.   The area at the foot of the mountain behind Seville in Cairns is being levelled and turfed to ensure it is accessible for all visitors and will include an open space that can be adapted to suit any need.   With the

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Solidarity with Myanmar

  Even at this most challenging moment, I believe that peace is the only way, peace is possible. Cardinal Charles Maung Bo   The Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea continues to stand in solidarity with the people of Myanmar. We join with Buddhist, Christian and Muslim leaders who have

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Mercy Connect manages new project in Kooringal to help people in need

  In November 2020, Mercy Connect was pleased to commence the management services of a newly built property, located Kooringal, New South Wales.   The facility was designed and built by Abbeyfield Australia, who are committed to the development of community-based housing for people who wish to retain their independence whilst enjoying the company and

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