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The ISMAPNG Goulburn collection contains several congregational seals, with each once providing historical reflections from its era in the Goulburn Congregation. Congregational seals were pivotal administrative tools, being utilized as the formal mark of approval by the Sisters of Mercy Congregation Leader.       This first Seal comes from the Convent of Mercy Goulburn.

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  This month’s Just Mercy Profile explores the life and ministry of Adelaide sister, Ruth Egar RSM.   Ruth became a Sister of Mercy in 1953 and in this interview she shares with us parts of her ministry, journey and community life. Ruth also takes us through her experiences with Vatican II and what living

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  Warrnambool agency, MacKillop Family Services, recently held ‘An Evening with MacKillop’ event where local community groups, foster carers, residential staff, health services and artist Jimmi Buscombe came together to celebrate the potential of children and young people.   Jimmi’s latest mural, painted on the side wall of the MacKillop building on Lava St, was

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  On Saturday April 6, Sacred Spaces Singleton hosted the first ‘Collectibles in the Convent’ – their own version of Antiques Road Show – and it was greatly enjoyed by all in attendance.   There were displays of collectibles, ranging from stamps to Lego and even some retired hospital equipment.   A valuer was engaged

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The Sydney Morning Herald recently republished a story from its archives featuring Janet Mead RSM.  It is from April 1974, acknowledging Janet’s wonderful achievement of having the first Australian record to sell more than 1 million copies in America for her version of ‘The Lord’s Prayer’.     From the Archives: Janet Mead, the million-seller nun.   Sister

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  Friday 29 March marked a special moment in the life of Rahamim Ecology Centre. The governance of Rahamim officially passed from the Board of Rahamim Ltd to the Board of McAuley Ministries Ltd – an umbrella organisation set up by the Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea to strengthen and support

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  On April 9, visiting presenters Margie Abbott RSM and Jen Callanan held a workshop at Rahamim entitled Ecological Conversion: Celebrating Prayer and Ritual in Schools.    This program challenged those involved in facilitating prayer and ritual in school settings to find new and inclusive ways to express them, calling to mind Pope Francis and

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  Mercy Connect recently held their Volunteer Training Day at the Mercy Works Offices in Parramatta. Lauren Stariha, Communications Officer, provides insight to the busy day and gives an overview of the Mercy Connect Project.   Each day starts differently and Tuesday April 8 was no exception to this. It was busier than usual and

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  Mai Nguyen-Doan RSM recently attended the 5th Australian Catherine McAuley Symposium at the Academy of Mary Immaculate in Melbourne. Mai has shares her thoughts and musings about the wonderful presentation and journey that Mary Pat Garvin RSM took the group through. She also reflects on her personal journey as a Sister of Mercy and

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  MacKillop Family Services is thanking the ‘pawsome’ support of its community for driving the Paws 4 Kids matched giving day past its $200,000 target.   MacKillop’s PawPals, a canine-assisted learning program, was introduced as a pilot program last year, to work with children living in residential or foster care, who may be dealing with

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  Rustling leaves, a trickling stream or stroking the soft petals of flowers are all soothing sensations that many of us experience in nature every day. At Mercy Place Fernhill, the creation of a sensory wellness room has given residents an opportunity to safely explore and stimulate all their senses.   “Sensory rooms can be

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