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Orientation to Mercy (self paced)

The Orientation to Mercy program was originally designed for staff new to the Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea (ISMAPNG) and its incorporated ministries. The program is, however, also suitable for those for whom the mercy charism is a core component in their roles, including those from non-ISMAPNG ministries and

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Heroes of COVID-19

  Werribee Mercy Hospital’s Emergency Department, which stared COVID-19 in the face throughout the year, is the first recipient of the Lalor Hero Award for 2020, an award that recognises local heroes’ service and contribution to the Lalor electorate community in Melbourne’s West.   Accepting the award, Emergency Department Nurse Unit Manager Lynn O’Neil said

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Mercy Associates Moves Online

  Mercy Associates have welcomed two new Associates, Mandy Bosson and Natalia Pecherskaya, who together with Anne Pate, Mercy Associates Network Facilitator (Victoria), will form a new Mercy Associates group meeting online.   Catherine McAuley’s words – “It began with 2, Sister Doyle and I” – reveal the small beginnings of what has now become an international

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A Day of Great Joy for the Institute

  On what was a day of great rejoicing for the Institute, on Saturday 14 November at 11am AEDT, three fine Mercy women made their final profession.    Sisters  took the final steps in answering their call from God to perpetually profess their lives as Sisters of Mercy.   In Kaugia Papua New Guinea, Meryline 

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Mercy Connect – Growing Together in 2020

Over the past 12 months, Mercy Connect has undertaken a period of revitalisation to ensure it can continue to support people in need to live fulfilled lives.  With an increased focus on improving participant outcomes, Mercy Connect commenced organisational restructuring, internal reviews and assessments, a consolidation of services, and made greater investments in essential resources

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A Christmas gift for Mercy Perinatal

Christmas is the time of year when we celebrate the birth and safe arrival of baby Jesus. It is also a time of reflection and a magical time of year for children and families.   This Christmas, the Mercy Health Foundation is hoping to raise funds to support Mercy Perinatal to help bring every baby

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Indigenous heritage showcased at Seville

    On Friday November 6, Seville Conference Centre in Cairns was delighted to host two events that  shared knowledge and learnings on the local Indigenous culture.   Cairns is home to the Gimuy-Walubarra  and Yidinji people who are the traditional custodians of the district.   Seville was hosting two events on that Friday.  One

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Funding for third stage of Mercy Werribee

  Mercy Health has welcomed the Victorian Government’s allocation of $4.8 million in yesterday’s State Budget to complete planning for the third stage of Werribee Mercy Hospital.   Mercy Health Group Chief Executive Adjunct Professor Stephen Cornelissen said that the funding is a clear sign the voices of the people of the west of Melbourne

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Mercy Works: A Journey I Will Not Forget

  Hi! My name is Alphonse Gende and I would like to share with you my life story and the environment Mercy Works Mt Hagen had created for me to cultivate. Honestly, I am emotional. When I write this story, I write with tears. But don’t worry. I am not asking you to cry. Let’s

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Mercy Works: West Papuan Refugee Update – Kiunga, Papua New Guinea

  There are more than 25 million refugees and displaced people around the world today. The refugee emergency is only getting bigger.   The pages of the ‘Mini’ Bilum have shared the story of 140 West Papuan refugees. Running from violence in Indonesia they crossed the Fly River seeking protection in Papua New Guinea, ending

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Bathurst Sister Part of $55,000 Cancer Research Fundraising Effort

  Bathurst Sister, Michelle Farrugia RSM is a member of the Bathurst Beaters. Proceeds from a book, ‘Bathurst on a Plate’, published by the group has raised $55,800 for cancer research.   The book was born from an idea of one woman, the late Noorjehan Merchant who, in the fight of her life, was full

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A Visual Proclamation of the Mercy story on Townsville’s Strand

  A brand-new, multi-million dollar, state of the art performing arts, library and learning precinct has opened at St Patrick’s College, Townsville. The achitectural masterpiece honours the Mercy heritage on the site. The opening coincides with St Patrick’s being named as a school of excellence at the Australian Education Awards.   St Patrick’s College Townsville is

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