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Catherine McAuley Catholic College at Medowie Opens Doors To First Students

Principal Scott Donohoe with year seven students Lola Hardin and Justice Victoire in front of a statue of Catherine McAuley     A new learning faith community in the Mercy tradition has opened in the Newcastle-Maitland Diocese.    Lola Hardin received a welcome surprise when she arrived for her first day at the Hunter’s newest

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‘At last I can breathe’

  ‘Are you kidding me?’ was Natalie’s first response when she was contacted by McAuley housing worker Carolyn and asked if she’d consider moving into the new apartment complex.   After years of transient housing and homelessness, she still can’t get her head around the idea that she now has her own place and can,

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A Busy Year Planned at the Mercy Hub

  After pivoting to a busy online schedule last year due to COVID-19, the Mercy Hub has reopened on Nicholson Street, Carlton North. It means they will be able to offer an enhanced program of events and increased focus on providing support and outreach to vulnerable communities in Melbourne’s inner-city.   Mercy Hub Coordinator, Margaret

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Artwork by Senior Australian of the Year Miriam Rose Ungunmerr-Baumann

On Australia Day, Miriam Rose Ungunmerr-Baumann was named the Senior Australian of the Year. Her artwork is proudly exhibited at the Institute Centre in Stanmore, NSW. It was commissioned for a national gathering of Sisters of Mercy in ministry with indigenous Australians, held in Alice Springs in 1989.   In our collections we have items of

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Gratitude Expressed for Catherine Cuddihy’s 45 Years of Service

  Sr Catherine Cuddihy has hung up her boots following a lengthy 45-year commitment to serving the community, with locals coming together to recognise the retirement of one of Townsville’s greats.   Beginning her time inside Mater Private Hospital Townsville’s walls when she was born in 1946, Sr Catherine returned as a registered nurse in

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Ground Broken On Mercy Connect’s New Supported Living Accommodation

  Mercy Connect is developing a new supported living accommodation, located in Albury NSW. The development will commence in early 2021, with an official ground-breaking ceremony conducted on Thursday 28 January 2021.   The occasion was attended by several key stakeholders including The Hon. Gareth Ward MP, Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services and 

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Volunteer Pauline Ashton Celebrates 10 Year with Mercy Connect

  Over the past 10 years, Mercy Connect Melbourne has grown into Mercy Works’ biggest volunteer program in Australia. There are over 150 dedicated volunteers supporting more than 590 students in the city of Melbourne. One of those incredible volunteers is Pauline Ashton.   Pauline has been a volunteer with Mercy Connect Melbourne for 10

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