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Meet the Institute’s Young Adult Network Facilitator

Meet Kate Garrone, the Institute’s newly appointed Young Adult Network Facilitator. Kate writes: “I am aware that I join a group of visionary Mercy people who are already doing great work in different locations around Australia and PNG and I look forward to getting to know you all and working together with you in engaging young adults to build a more compassionate and just world”.

Photo: Kate Garrone with her family.

Introducing Kate Garrone!
It is with great pleasure that I begin my journey of ‘weaving mercy into the future’ with you in the new position as Young Adult Network Facilitator for the Mercy Institute. I am aware that I join a group of visionary Mercy people who are already doing great work in different locations around Australia and PNG and I look forward to getting to know you all and working together with you in engaging young adults to build a more compassionate and just world.

We are currently in a very critical time in history when the opportunity has presented itself for the wisdom and experience of religious institutes to nurture and breathe life into the new forms of commitment to justice and compassion that are emerging.

I feel tremendously blessed by the formation and opportunity to serve others that I have experienced over the last 15 years, and now as a married woman and mother I am passionate about supporting others to experience intentional community, the chance to engage in working for justice, and a space that nurtures their spirit and their connection with God.

My own formal study and professional practice combine psychology, community development and spiritual direction in a unique way that I hope will serve well in facilitating a network of young adults who are inspired by the Mercy Vision that connects spirituality and action in our world.

As Facilitator of the Young Adult Network I look forward to facilitating resource sharing; developing communication strategies that will assist in closer networking between Mercy initiatives; creating connections between and amongst all the innovative projects and groups that are already happening; and developing frameworks, guidelines and partnerships to support immersion and volunteer opportunities.

As we together ‘weave mercy into the future’ it is important that we hear from you! We are currently gathering a picture of all the creative ways that young mercy people are engaging in working for justice and to build a better world. We want to know what you are doing; how it is going; what other possibilities you dream of and a whole lot more.

We are aiming to gather a picture about Mercy across the Institute (Australia and PNG) in order to:

  • share ideas;
  • create connections;
  • Identify needs and possibilities.

If you are currently co-ordinating Mercy projects, or have participated in them, or if you have ideas please contact me either via email kate.garrone@mercy.org.au or on mobile 0414 068 386.

From: Kate Garrone