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Christmas Greetings from the Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia

Incarnate Word, in whom 
    all nature lives,
Cast flame upon the earth:
    raise up contemplatives
Among us, [those]
    who walk within the fire
Of ceaseless prayer,
    impetuous desire.

(James McAuley,
A Letter to John Dryden)

As we celebrate the mystery of these sacred days
may we receive from the God-child
gifts of
wonder and contemplation,
simplicity, trust,
gratitude and deep, deep peace.

With our love and prayers,

Sisters Nerida Tinkler, Caroline Ryan, Karon Donnellon
and all at the Institute Office

Photographer: Benjamin Earwicker, stock.xchng

Please note: The Institute office will close from December 24, 2008 and re-open on January 6, 2009. For emergencies, the contact numbers of the Institute Leadership Team can be obtained from Congregation Leaders.