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  Damascus College Year 7 student Sienna Cooke was inspired by her second cousin Imogen Davies’ Polar Bear story, and worked hard to bring her story to life, in the form of a children’s book.   This book ‘The Polar Bear Story’ was published earlier this year and was recently launched during Book Week on

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  Mercy Palliative Care, a community-based palliative care service, which was launched in April has been recognised at the 2018 Catholic Health Australia Awards.   The Mercy Health Team received the Outreach Health Care Award at a ceremony in Melbourne earlier this week.   Mercy Palliative Care is a 24-hour service for people requiring specialised care in Melbourne city and

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  Nicole Rotaru RSM, has delivered a workshop for Catholic Social Services centred on the education and prevention of domestic and family violence. In the final week of July, Catholic Social Services welcomed Sr Nicole, who is a Creative Arts Therapist, to host an interactive workshop for 20 participants from across several Melbourne parishes to gain a better understanding of the impacts

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The members of Young Mercy Links have been busy this year, participating in a number of opportunities to engage with others and each other – building a sense of community. Young Mercy Links Coordinator, Christie Tran, gives an update on the activities undertaken in the first half of 2018.      The walk for Justice

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Dennica, Megan and Bonnie in the finale of the runway   Mercy Connect participants strutted their stuff down the runway at the inaugural Mercy Connect x Blue Illusion Fashion night, held at the Chapel at St. John’s in May 2018.   Mercy Connect partnered with local fashion boutique Blue Illusion to host a fashion runway

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  Join us in an online conversation with Jocelyn Bignold, Chief Executive Officer of McAuley Community Services for Women (MCSW). MCSW, recently celebrated ten years of serving women and children within the Victorian community. MCSW  provides much needed services for women and their children who are escaping family violence, and for women who are homeless. Following in the footsteps of Catherine

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Drought has now been declared across 100% of NSW and in Singleton and the Hunter Valley the impact is evident everywhere you look. People and businesses are struggling and the stress on individuals and families is ever-increasing.   To provide a little assistance to farmers, Sacred Spaces Singleton is hosting a fundraising event, called a

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  In early August, Mercy Works was presented with a cheque from Catherine McAuley College, in Westmead (Sydney), at their school assembly.   Ryan and Coolock Houses at CMC held bake sales and a Mother’s Day stall to achieve their target of $3,000 to fully fund the Mercy Works Sensory Garden Project, at the Little

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August 29, 2018

  With spring just around the corner it’s time for annual pilgrimages to begin.  At the Mercy Heritage Centre Perth we have already welcomed two schools to the convent steps to visit our sculpture of Ursula Frayne and to chat about what life was really like in colonial Perth.   Holy Cross College Year Fives

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  Mercy Services relies on a staff of 330, with 100 of those people being volunteers.  It assists over 1,000 people, all based out of the Hunter Valley, NSW. It provides a range of services, but at its core, is to care for the vulnerable.   Mercy Services was started in 1976 by Berice Livermore

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August 29, 2018

  How hard would it be to live within Earth’s limits around the house?   Last year, our Mercy Institute released an inspirational and practical booklet for sustainable living at home: ‘Simple Daily Gestures’. It features ideas and stories of real actions underway in the homes of the Sisters. The title of this booklet came

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  By 1870 the Sisters of Mercy were truly established in Perth Western Australia, so much so that they needed to build a larger convent.  Their 1848 Convent of Mercy built to accommodate Mother M. Ursula Frayne and her companions was no longer sufficient.   During this time the newly appointed Governor Frederick Aloysius Weld,

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