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Sister Joins Emotional Homecoming

    Millions of Australians rejoiced at the decision to allow the Murugappans to return to Biloela. One Sister, Kay O’Neill RSM, witnessed their emotional homecoming.   For refugees, asylum seekers and their supporters in Australia there has been little cause for celebration in recent years.   Many people who have sought refuge here face

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Seville Opens Cairns First Reconciliation Garden

  On Wednesday, 1 June 2022, as part of National Reconciliation Week, Seville Mercy Conference Centre opened Cairns’ very first Reconciliation Garden.   The garden was created in collaboration with Minjil, a Cairns-based Indigenous organisation who are passionate about sharing their culture through ceremony, experience and immersion.   Seville was blessed to have the Minjil

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Adelaide Warmly Welcomes Sr Joan Chittister OSB

  Over 600 people poured into the Adelaide Town Hall on Thursday night, 19 May, to hear Sr Joan Chittister OSB deliver the Janette Gray Memorial Lecture. Sr Joan was introduced by Sr Kathleen Williams, a Sister of Mercy who was not only a friend of Sr Janette Gray but also the first chairperson of

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Governments Urged to Act on IPCC Report

Media Release 7 April 2022: World Health Day ‘It’s Now or Never’: Sisters of Mercy urge government to act on the IPCC report Australia’s governments must undertake transformational change to address the climate emergency, the Leader of the Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea, Sr Eveline Crotty RSM said today

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We’re for Fair Policies for Refugees and Asylum Seekers

For more than 40 years we have worked with asylum seekers, refugees, and trafficked persons. We have accompanied these people in refugee camps, detention centres and in the community as part of our mission of sharing God’s transforming mercy. We have witnessed at first hand the harmful impact of government policies on the lives of

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Sr. Joan Chittister OSB – Visit to Australia

The time is now – getting back on mission 12 May in Melbourne Sr Joan’s prophetic views on justice and equality, especially for women in the church, challenges those who would silence women and people at the margins.   Through her call to uncommon courage she can help us re-discover the place of religion in

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‘A Seed Has Sprouted!’ Mercy Works Inspires

  The Catherine McAuley Well-Woman’s HPV Project, completed in September 2021 in Wewak in Papua New Guinea, will have lifesaving outcomes, according to medical experts on the ground.   The first of its kind Mercy Works project, led by Sr Rachael Waisman RSM and midwife Rhonda Hikin, was implemented by the Sisters of Mercy over

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Uncovering Animals in the Archives – A Snapshot into the Institute Collection

Since the formation of the Institute 10 years ago the Institute archivists have worked tirelessly to bring together all collections from the former congregations to be housed under one roof, where the team can manage the collections in a cohesive way as well as carry out preservation and appraisal activities. Whilst executing these tasks, archivists

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‘Bright Futures’ at Damascus College

  The recent Damascus College Bright Futures Breakfast was a great success.   Held on Tuesday 23 November, guests began arriving the Damascus Events Centre at 6.15am for this annual fundraising event and were treated to the amazing view that encompasses the campus all the way to Wendouree as the sun came up.   A

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‘The World Next Door’ Art Exhibition at the Mercy Hub

Click on the arrow above to view a selection of Naser’s artwork featured as part of the exhibition (Click on the magnifying glass in the middle of the image to make it full size). Alternatively you may like to view this gallery as a PDF – Click here   ‘The World Next Door’ art exhibition,

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Seville On Track To Achieving Laudato Si’ Goals for 2021

  Earlier this year, the Seville Mercy Conference Centre in Cairns hosted the launch of the Institute’s commitment to the Laudato Si’ Platform.  As part of their commitment to Laudato Si’, Seville is working towards achieving 72 goals in 2021 ranging from composting to solar.   Rod Cole-Clarke, Manager of Seville, is very proud to

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