Uncategorized

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,

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

Mercy Meals Program Expands in Albury

  Mercy Connect has been successful in receiving financial support from Rotary Club of Albury Foundation Grant for the Mercy Meals Program.   Mercy Connect encountered concerns around the knowledge of healthy meals, the cost of those meals and social isolation for people with disability within the local community. Due to these concerns, Mercy Connect

Read More

Hitting the right note during COVID!

  Mercy Place East Melbourne’s lifestyle team has not let visitor restrictions get in the way of residents having a good time at the aged care home.   Residents, their loved ones and their Sisters of Mercy friends from Mercy Place Apartments Parkville worked around the restrictions, joining together virtually for a group sing-along last

Read More

Remembering Cecilia and Antonia

  On August 2nd, a crisp, sunny day in Adelaide, we gathered in the Cunningham Memorial Chapel to remember two of our Argentinian Founding Mothers, close to the anniversaries of their deaths.   This was planned as part of our 140th Anniversary Celebrations in 2020. One of the Sisters we remembered was Mother Cecilia Cunningham,

Read More

Mercy Health staff appreciate ‘snazzy masks’ made by Sisters

  Staff of Mercy Health have expressed their appreciation at the ‘snazzy’ face masks made for them by Sisters of Mercy. Staff are also grateful to the Tzu Chi Foundation who have contributed to the mask effort.     For Victorians, 2020 has been a year like no other with the coronavirus pandemic causing the tragic

Read More

Petition for release of Sri Lankan refugee after 11 years in detention

  Sr Elizabeth Young, who is currently working in the Wilcannia-Forbes Diocese, first met Alex (not his real name) through her pastoral work at Curtin Detention Centre in 2012.   Of Singhalese ethnicity and Catholic religion, he fled his country in fear for his life in the midst of bloodshed during the height of the

Read More

Seville Reopens

  On the 23rd of March, as the COVID-19 restrictions started across Australia, Seville Mercy Conference Centre in Cairns closed its doors to wait out the pandemic.  After 126 days, they are now open again as a COVID-safe business and are back offering the famous ‘extravagant hospitality’ and manager Rod Cole-Clarke couldn’t be happier.  

Read More