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Congratulations Patricia Powell RSM, on receiving an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in this year’s Australian Queen’s Birthday Honours. Patricia, who lives in Bathurst, has received the medal in recognition of her service to the Catholic Church in Australia and to the community. To read about Patricia’s wonderful work in the community  – https://www.westernadvocate.com.au/story/5458376/sr-patricia-powell-has-been-awarded-an-order-of-australia-medal/ Messages

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  On Friday 4 May, Jo Dillon RSM, Joan Kelleher RSM, Pauline Masters RSM and Margaret Tallon RSM met up with a member of the Hon. Julie Bishop’s staff at her Subiaco office in Perth, Western Australia. The group sought to convey their concerns about the Refugee policy of the Australian Government and how this policy

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A fund has been launched in memory of  Dr Janette Gray RSM. It will promote education and leadership of women in theology.   The fund, which has been established by ISMAPNG and the University of Divinity, was launched at a gathering on Saturday May 26 at the Centre for Theology and Ministry, Parkville, Victoria.   Dr

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  Let us bless the grace of water: The imagination of the primeval ocean Where the first forms of life stirred And emerged to dress the vacant earth With warm quilts of color. –      Excerpt from John O’Donohue’s “Water Blessing”   For many of us, the expanse of the oceans is out of sight and

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  For Refugee Week (June 17-June 23), Jesuit Refugee Service is encouraging people to host a fundraising dinner using a recipe designed by a person seeking asylum. They are asking individuals, families, schools, parishes and community groups to join in – you can be a small group gathering around a dinner table at home or a whole

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    The Mercy Health Aged and Community Care Pastoral Care Team has been recognised at the ‘Spiritual Care Australia  ̶  Best of Care Awards 2018’ presented in Newcastle on Tuesday, May 8.   The team won the Outstanding Spiritual Care Team category for their work using reverie harps in aged care homes across Australia.  

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  Last month, five Sisters of Mercy and twenty-two lay Board Chairs, Directors and Senior Executive Leaders from Australia travelled to Dublin for Module Two of the Mercy Leadership Program and Dublin Pilgrimage for 2018.   The program, which was led by Karon Donnellon RSM and Liz Dowling RSM, immersed the pilgrims in the story

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  Earlier this year Kerry-Ann Sullivan RSM, from Mackay, became involved in Orange Sky Australia; the world’s first free mobile laundry service for people experiencing homelessness – an idea founded in a Brisbane garage by two 20-year old mates.   Founders Nic Marchesi and Lucas Patchett installed a couple of washing machines and dryers in

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