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    Sr Patricia Powell RSM OAM recently represented Rahamim at the Independent Planning Commission public meeting in Mudgee NSW during its determination of the Bylong Coal Project. This was an important meeting for the public to express their views on whether or not the Korean-based Kepco Coal Mine should go ahead in the Bylong Valley.

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  In recent weeks, people who ordered the 2019 Institute Calendar, ‘Through Mercy Eyes’ have received their copies. Next year’s calendar is the most collaboratively produced to date, with the involvement of more than 20 Sisters, all drawn together in a wonderful design by Anne McMillan RSM.   Institute Communications Manager, John Rochester said one of

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  As the year draws to a close, we would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support, patronage and encouragement at Sacred Spaces Singleton.  We have had a fabulous year with just under 7,000 visitors enjoying 32 tours; 26 room hire events, including 7 concerts booked by other organisations; 4 concerts

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December 18, 2018

  WORDS OF REMEMBRANCE for SISTER MARIE DUFFY RSM   Good Afternoon Fathers, family and friends of Marie, Mercy Colleagues and dear Sisters.   As I begin these Words of Remembrance on behalf of the Sisters of Mercy, I want to acknowledge that there are many here who have known Marie longer and more deeply

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In recent weeks, the Rockhampton area has been severely affected by bush fires. In a true example of ‘Mercy in Action’, the Mater Hospital and Mercy Aged Care Services sprung into action.     The past week has seen many of the areas where our health and aged care facilities are located severely impacted by bushfires. Searing temperatures

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  Rahamim Ecology Centre is an environmental education, spirituality and advocacy ministry of the Institute. They are sharing their wealth of knowledge with Mercy Connect as they continue to explore the potential of their Down to Earth project to implement the seven sustainability principles of ISMAPNG.   Earlier this year Jen Ringbauer, from Rahamim, ran

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  Ms Virginia Bourke has been appointed as the new Chair of the Mercy Health Board. Ms Bourke is a Melbourne-based lawyer and consultant who has been affiliated with the national Catholic health, aged and community care provider for the past 10 years.   “My vision is to continue the growth of Mercy Health as

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On Wednesday November 28, 2018, we hosted the second interview in our conversation series. This month we interviewed Christopher Houlihan, Chief Executive of Mercy Education Limited.     Through its Board of Directors, Mercy Education is responsible for the governance and operation of twelve Mercy Sponsored Colleges owned by the Institute.   Click the play button below

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  At the start of November, the NSW Managers Group from MacKillop Family Services met in Grafton at the ‘St Joseph’s Cowper’ facility (2 Villiers St). Chief Executive Officer of MacKillop, Dr Robyn Miller, invited the St Joseph’s Board members and the local Sisters to join them and the local staff for lunch.    Sisters

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The women living at McAuley House, which provides accommodation and support for women who have experienced homelessness, recently welcomed the start of spring with a delightful afternoon tea.   While Melbourne’s  weather can be a tad unpredictable, it was all sunshine in the communal dining room as women, staff and volunteers prepared a feast to

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  A Melbourne schoolboy who gifted a gold-painted pasta necklace to the Duchess of Sussex on her recent Australian tour has donated $8,000 to Mercy Perinatal for research to help prevent stillbirth.   Gavin Hazelwood, helped by his mum and dad, set up a website to sell his handmade pasta creations after Her Royal Highness’

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  There is furious writing, the of sounds paper ripping and the occasional chair shuffle at a recent Gowola Homework Club. But it wasn’t long ago that the question ‘how to increase the number of aboriginal children completing secondary school?’ was challenging two Koorie Educators, Julie Ferguson and Janelle Atkinson, in the Sandhurst Diocese of

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