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‘Living Mercy’ at Catholic College Bendigo

  On Thursday 16th February, 2017, Community Leader, Berenice Kerr rsm, addressed the students and staff of Catholic College Bendigo at the Opening Year Mass.   The uplifting Mass saw Berenice (pictured below) deliver an address based on the school’s theme for 2017 – ‘Living Mercy’. She spoke with inspiring words, highlighting that living Mercy is in fact not an

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Our Most Precious Treasure

(Pictured above: Students from Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School, St Albans VIC)     The greatest asset of any country lies in its young students, for it is through them that society will grow and flourish. Combine this with a strong parental desire to build a better and secure life for their children and you

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In Memory of Lives Lost in the Melbourne Rampage

  On Friday 20th January, 2017, the Institute joined Australia in shock as news came in about the tragic massacre in Melbourne’s Bourke Street Mall. The awful event claimed the lives of six innocent people and injured many others. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of those affected by this tragedy. On behalf

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Help Save Affordable Housing Agreement

27 February 2017   McAuley Community Services for Women are appealing to Australians to help save the National Affordable Housing Agreement (NAHA); which they recently learned Federal Government intends to axe at the next budget.   In 2016, there was a significant threat to the future security of the National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness (NPAH).

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Hitting The Road For Mercy Associates

  27 February 2017   Mercy Associates, both current and aspiring, in Goulburn, Young, Griffith, Bathurst and Sydney, are set to receive a special visit from the Mercy Associates Network Facilitator NSW and fellow Mercy Associate, Christine Convery in Mid-March. A two-week-long road trip will see Christine visiting and assisting existing Mercy Associates Groups, as well as facilitating information sessions for potential

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Mercy Health Board Member Awarded in 2017 Australia Day Honours

  Mercy Health Board member, John Corcoran, has been awarded with the Order of Australia (AM) in the 2017 Australia Day Honours. The humbling acknowledgement is a tribute to John’s “significant service to the law, and to the legal profession, through a range of executive roles, and to the community”.   “It is exciting and

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New look for Seville Mercy Conference Centre

    Seville Mercy Conference Centre, Cairns, Queensland has undergone an online makeover. In early February, the conference centre launched a new, fresh, modern and user friendly website to meet the growing needs of the ministry.   The Manager of Seville Mercy Conference Centre, Rod Cole-Clarke (pictured above with Kaye Unwin) highlights the exciting changes within the ministry that

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New book pays tribute to Sisters’ Mildura vision

27 February 2017   A new coffee table book documenting 110 years of St Joseph College, Mildura has been officially launched by Institute Vicar and former Principal, Annette Schneider rsm.   The book, Some Journeys Continue, was compiled and written by former St Joseph’s College student and teacher, Patricia Riordan (pictured above). In the book, Patricia takes readers on

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Art with a Personal Touch

  Sadly, Melbourne street artist Baby Guerrilla didn’t need too wide a brief to create artwork for the new McAuley House in Pickett St, Footscray. Last year she ended up in hospital after being brutally attacked in her own home. Advised by police not to return to her home, she found herself homeless after leaving

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Sisters Deepen Their Love of Liturgy in PNG

On January 4th, thirty-two Papua New Guinean Sisters undertook the Liturgy Unit of the Diploma of Pastoral Ministry. There were seven different religious orders present at the eight-day course. Ilsa Neicinieks rsm facilitated the week-long intensive in Mount Hagen along with Mercy Associate, Jenny O’Brien. They have kindly shared some of their wonderful experience for Just

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St Aloysius College Celebrates 130 years of Education

While the Academy of Mary Immaculate is celebrating 160 years this year, across town St Aloysius College are having celebrations of their own.   This year marks the 130th anniversary of the foundation of their college and to make the celebrations, school staff and Sisters from the Brougham Street Convent in North Melbourne gathered in

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Institute Joins Call To Resettle Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Australia

9 February 2017   We have joined more than 100 organisations calling on the Australian Government to close down the Manus Island and Nauru immigration centres and resettle refugee and asylum seekers in Australia. Last year, the Australian Government announced an agreement with the Obama administration that would see people detained on Manus Island and Nauru

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