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Fifth Annual McAuley Ministries Gathering

  On Tuesday 13 and Wednesday 14 August in Melbourne,  McAuley Ministries Limited (MML) held their Fifth Annual Gathering.   This year MML welcomed 63 participants including Sisters and employees of MML, MML Board directors, and guests from the ILT, Professional Services and Mission Integration Units, and the Community Leaders.   On Tuesday guest speaker Dr Kathleen

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‘Mercy and Justice Shall Meet… A Strategic Advocacy Workshop’

Earlier this month the the Mission Integration Unit hosted Dr Angela Reed RSM for an inspiring workshop – ‘Mercy and Justice Shall Meet… A Strategic Advocacy Workshop’. This same workshop was held on successive days August 12 (Melbourne) and August 13 (Sydney) with a combined attendance of about ninety participants. Those present included Sisters of

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Sisters Explore Catholic Social Teaching

Two weeks ago, 23 sisters in Papua New Guinea from around ten different congregations explored together the richness of Catholic Social Teaching in a course facilitated by Australian Sister, Anne McGuire RSM. The course, ‘Living Justly- Catholic Social Teaching’ is part of the Diploma of Pastoral Ministry administered and sponsored by ISMAPNG in partnership with Divine Word University,

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St Mary’s College Gunnedah – Uniform Collars

Established in 1879 by the Sisters of Mercy, St Mary’s College has educated both girls and boys throughout the Gunnedah region for 140 years. With Mother Mary Aloysius O’Driscoll as Principal, the sisters commenced Catholic secondary education in Gunnedah with fifteen pupils. Enrolments increased to thirty-one day pupils in 1891 and the college eventually accommodated

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Spirituality Day at Singleton Convent

    Staff of St Catherine’s Catholic College in Singleton participated in a Spirituality Day on Monday, 22 July that started at Baiame Cave and ended at the Singleton Convent.   The Principal at St Catherine’s Catholic College, Niamh Marzol, wanted to explore the connections and similarities of Aboriginal spirituality and the Catholic faith.  A morning

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Former Maclean Music Academy Students Perform in Singleton Chapel

Back:  Troy Castle, Michelle Ryan, Emma Short, Madeleine Short, Connor Willmore.  Front:  Gwen Berman, Sr Anne Gallagher.   On Saturday, 13 July, the Singleton Sisters of Mercy Chapel came alive with sounds of opera in a concert performed by the Lower Clarence Valley Opera.   Over 60 visitors, including Sisters, came to listen to the

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Lead The Way Towards Wellbeing

  MacKillop Family Services is hosting Lead the Way Towards Wellbeing – a two-day conference on loss, grief and trauma at Sydney’s Waterview on October 31 and November 1 this year.   The event is part of MacKillop’s commitment to empowering children, young people and families to heal from adversity. It will feature national and

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New CEO for Mercy Connect

  Mercy Connect is pleased announce the appointment of Trent Dean to the position of CEO.   Trent has worked at an executive level for over nine years with two highly reputable not-for-profit, social purpose organisations, being Churches of Christ in Queensland and the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Trent is familiar with Mercy and has

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Parishes Can’t Ignore Domestic Violence

“Families are a vital part of parish life. We want to promote strong and flourishing families and relationships,” Sr Nicole Rotaru said. “Knowing this, we can no longer ignore the critical issue of domestic violence within our local communities, and the Gospel mandate that calls us to do something about this.”   For the past

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A Trip Down Memory Lane …

In last month’s edition of Just Mercy there was a lovely story about the sisters in Wilcannia Forbes.  That has led to some additional memories being shared, not only from Wilcannia, but from other locations as well. If you would like to share your memories with us, please get in touch via the link at

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Celebrating 25 Years of Mercy Werribee Hospital

“Werribee Mercy Hospital turns 25 years old this year — the product of more than a quarter of a century of great vision, hard work and enduring partnerships with the Victorian Government and local community,” says Mercy Health Group Chief Executive Officer, Adjunct Professor Stephen Cornelissen (pictured above). “For 25 years we have had the

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Sacred Heart College Kyneton Celebrates ‘Mercy Day’

A colourful end to Term 2 at Sacred Heart College Kyneton We were blessed with perfect weather for the College’s Mercy Day celebrations on the last day of Term 2. Mercy Day is a day to have some fun, raise money for those in need and also a time to reflect on our foundresses, Catherine

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