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Pasta necklaces fit for royalty raise $8,000 for stillbirth research

  A Melbourne schoolboy who gifted a gold-painted pasta necklace to the Duchess of Sussex on her recent Australian tour has donated $8,000 to Mercy Perinatal for research to help prevent stillbirth.   Gavin Hazelwood, helped by his mum and dad, set up a website to sell his handmade pasta creations after Her Royal Highness’

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A Spring Fling at McAuley House

The women living at McAuley House, which provides accommodation and support for women who have experienced homelessness, recently welcomed the start of spring with a delightful afternoon tea.   While Melbourne’s  weather can be a tad unpredictable, it was all sunshine in the communal dining room as women, staff and volunteers prepared a feast to

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Gratitude and Celebrating a New Beginning for St Joseph’s Cowper

  At the start of November, the NSW Managers Group from MacKillop Family Services met in Grafton at the ‘St Joseph’s Cowper’ facility (2 Villiers St). Chief Executive Officer of MacKillop, Dr Robyn Miller, invited the St Joseph’s Board members and the local Sisters to join them and the local staff for lunch.    Sisters

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Victory as Mercy Connect receive donation

  This year, Mercy Connect partnered with Victory Lutheran College to offer a one-of-a-kind experience for the VCAL students and the participants of the disability provider.   Mercy Connect are keen on attracting a new generation to come into the disability sector and work as disability support workers.       Back in May, a

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Things Are Heating Up Sacred Spaces Singleton

  As the weather starts to warms up in the Hunter Valley it leads to more events and activities at the Singleton Sisters of Mercy Convent and utilising their fabulous garden.  In eight days in October, Sacred Spaces had three very large and diverse events.   On Sunday, 21 October Sacred Spaces held their “Roaming

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Rahamim make an impact on Mercy Connect

  Rahamim Ecology Centre is an environmental education, spirituality and advocacy ministry of the Institute. They are sharing their wealth of knowledge with Mercy Connect as they continue to explore the potential of their Down to Earth project to implement the seven sustainability principles of ISMAPNG.   Earlier this year Jen Ringbauer, from Rahamim, ran

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Mercy Regional Day

  A happy and successful event took place on Monday, September 24, Our Lady of Mercy Day. This was the annual gathering of Year 4 students and their teachers from the local Mercy Schools : St John’s Lambton; St Thereses’s New Lambton; St Columba’s Adamstown; St Patrick’s Wallsend and St James’ Kotara. During the past

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Sisters Gather to Celebrate Jubilees

    In late October sisters gathered in Belmont on beautiful Lake Macquarie in one of the many Jubilee celebrations across the Institute this year.     Jubilarians from across the Central B Community were honoured, especially those who were able to attend the special occasion.   Jubilarians contributed to the Opening Ritual, with the theme, ‘With our hearts centred

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Sister Breda Attends World Meeting of Families in Dublin

    Breda O’Reilly RSM attended the recent World Meeting of Families 2018 Congress in Dublin. Breda gives an account on each day’s activities as well as the notes she took from each of the talks:    In his letter for the World Meeting of Families 2018, Pope Francis asked that the event and its

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Mission Integration Unit Seeks To Build on Strong Foundations

    As reported in the last Just Mercy, the Institute’s new Mission Integration Unit (MIU) is now up and running.   Just over four weeks ago, Ellen Geraghty (Executive Leader), Anne Ferguson (Faith, Life and Ministry Education (FLAME) Coordinator) and Anne McGuire RSM (Ministry Animation Coordinator) commenced in their new positions. They join Sarah

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Rahamim’s New Podcast

  Rahamim now has a brand new podcast!   The Thresholds Podcast brings to you interviews with leading thinkers, writers and educators who have facilitated a shift in our understanding of cosmology and spiritual ecology. We have named our podcast Thresholds because we view these philosophical explorers as being on the threshold or cusp of

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Goroka Sister, Cathy Jambert RSM, gives an update from the Caritas Office

  Cathy Jambert RSM, Caritas Director, provides an update from the Caritas Office in Goroka:   The Caritas Office in Goroka Diocese came to a halt in 2013 when the late Michael Kilau, Diocesan Caritas Director, died early that year.   When the current Bishop Dariusz Kaluza, MSF took office August 10th, 2016, he revived some

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