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Care Packages Delight Frontline Workers

Coles supermarkets have delivered 200 care packages to frontline workers at Werribee Mercy Hospital, to the obvious delight of the recipients.    It is an expectation – a way of life – for nurses, doctors and allied health services workers to be the ‘givers’ of care. However, just for some fleeting moments in recent days,

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Mercy Day in Mount Hagen

More than 100 people joined in the Mercy Day celebrations in Mount Hagan, Papua New Guinea.  Theresia Tina RSM reports on the activities below.    We decided to celebrate our mercy day on the 26th so that our working mercy friends could join us in the celebration.   It was an opportunity for sisters in

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Sri Lankan Refugee Freed!

  In last month’s Just Mercy we featured a petition initiated by Elizabeth Young RSM, seeking the release of a Sri Lankan refugee who had spent 11 years in detention. Last week we heard the joyous news that  the man has now been granted a visa and is freed. This follows more than 25,000 signatures

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Farewell and Thank You Denise Fox RSM

  Later this month, Denise Fox RSM returns to her homeland of New Zealand, after eight years of ministry here in Australia, including the past six years with the Institute.   Denise Fox RSM is looking forward to being able to see her family and friends more regularly, when she returns to Wellington, New Zealand,

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Mercy Works: Sharing Screens & Stories-Visiting St. Anthony’s on Zoom

With restrictions on gatherings still in place, schools have  become creative as they celebrate occasions such as Mercy Day. St Anthony’s in Girraween, New South Wales incorporated a Zoom session featuring the staff of Mercy Works into their Mercy Day activities at which students were able to ask questions and hear about the great work

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Mercy Day In A Time Of Pandemic

  Mercy Day 2020 will forever in history be associated with COVID-19. While we all hope and pray future Mercy Days will not be impacted by this pandemic, we can at least feel proud of the way in which, despite the circumstances we faced, we more than made the most of it!    Sisters and

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What do homeless women need?

  At McAuley Community Services for Women we regularly receive  phone calls offering clothing, children’s bikes, televisions and furniture … but recently we were stunned  — and of course delighted — when we were contacted with the offer of a house.   Kerry James says the decision to bequeath her house for the use of

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Victoria Cross Recipient’s Mercy Roots

  The news that Teddy Sheean has been posthumously awarded Australia’s top military honour has been celebrated at his former school, St Patrick’s Latrobe, where has was taught by the Sisters of Mercy in the 1930s.   Students, staff and local Sisters have celebrated last month’s announcement  that the Queen had approved a recommendation that

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Mercy Works: Mercy Connect Perth Opening Up

  Business as usual is no longer. After lockdown Mercy Connect is opening again.   This year, Mercy Connect Perth began the year like any other. Supporting 22 schools located mostly in Perth’s north-eastern and south-eastern suburbs. 62 volunteers were gearing up again to walk back through school gates to mentor refugee and asylum seeker

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