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  On Wednesday December 12, Foundation Day was celebrated at the Mercy Hub with a prayer service held in the morning and again in the evening. The morning service included the launch of ‘Spirit in the Land’, an exhibition of paintings by Margaret Broadbent RSM.   South C Community Leader, Faye Kelly RSM, invited all

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  This year, Mercy Connect partnered with Victory Lutheran College to offer a one-of-a-kind experience for the VCAL students and the participants of the disability provider.   Mercy Connect are keen on attracting a new generation to come into the disability sector and work as disability support workers.       Back in May, a

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December 18, 2018

  More than 30 students have competed in this year’s Damascus College Energy Breakthrough Team (EBT) at the RACV Energy Breakthrough event in Maryborough, which was held from 22nd to 25th November.   This year was the 21st year Damascus has competed at Maryborough, where they competed against other schools around the region.   EBT

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Nineteen girls and 5 staff from six Mercy schools in Sydney (known as the “Mercy Six”) recently ventured to Rahamim Ecology Centre for an overnight retreat experience.   The retreat was an experience of immersion into the Rahamim way – a distinctively Mercy ministry committed to the healing and protection of Earth. The program was

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December 18, 2018

  Wendy P Mocke is a Papua New Guinean graduate from the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), in Sydney Australia. In a recent interview appearing in ‘Paradise’, Air Niugini’s inflight magazine (October 2018), Wendy spoke about her upbringing and credits the Sisters of Mercy as being instrumental in opening doors for her.    “When

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  We hold two interesting suitcases that give insight into the life of Sisters at the Rosanna Convent in the 1950’s. These suitcases display just how few belongings young women would take with them when beginning their new lives as a Sister of Mercy. The Superior at the Rosanna Convent during this time was Mother

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  While the rest of us are wrapping things up and preparing to wind things down for 2018, Anne Foale RSM is only just getting started. Sr Anne took off from Sydney in mid-November heading for the humid climate of Papua New Guinea to attend a number of the graduation ceremonies of the Mercy Works’

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  Play is so important for optimal child development that it has been recognised by the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights as a right of every child.   When communities and families are faced with significant challenges, the need for children’s play is often neglected. For example, the HIV/AIDS pandemic has bought trauma

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  The convergence of a number of calendar events are celebrated at this time. As we reflect on the meaning of Advent, Christmas and Summer Solstice in our Southern Hemisphere we find an alignment. At Rahamim and other places, we celebrate them as one.   Those of ancient Earth traditions celebrate this seasonal moment as

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  Earlier this year Diana Hayes, Sister of the Sacred Heart in the Australia-New Zealand Province, joined the ACRATH group visiting Parliament to advocate and lobby members of Parliament on issues of human trafficking and slavery. Sister Diana recounts her experience.    An invitation to join the ACRATH (Australian Catholic Religious Against the Trafficking of Humans) group

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  At McAuley Community Services for Women, this year’s Christmas community lunch was a big hit, with around 50 women, volunteers, and staff getting  together to celebrate another year.   In keeping with the many nationalities of the women supported through our services, and our location in the heart of multicultural Footscray,  The menu wasn’t

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  Mercy Hospital for Women’s Nangnak Baban Murrup Clinic is participating in an important project started by La Trobe University 18 months ago, which seeks to enhance the process of identifying Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander maternity patients and their babies, and offer them the Maternity Group Practice (MGP) model of care.   After extensive planning,

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