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The Orientation to Mercy program was originally designed for staff new to the Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea (ISMAPNG) and its incorporated ministries. The program is, however, also suitable for those for whom the mercy charism is a core component in their roles, including those from non-ISMAPNG ministries and

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  On what was a day of great rejoicing for the Institute, on Saturday 14 November at 11am AEDT, three fine Mercy women made their final profession.    Sisters  took the final steps in answering their call from God to perpetually profess their lives as Sisters of Mercy.   In Kaugia Papua New Guinea, Meryline 

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    On Friday November 6, Seville Conference Centre in Cairns was delighted to host two events that  shared knowledge and learnings on the local Indigenous culture.   Cairns is home to the Gimuy-Walubarra  and Yidinji people who are the traditional custodians of the district.   Seville was hosting two events on that Friday.  One

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  Mercy Associates have welcomed two new Associates, Mandy Bosson and Natalia Pecherskaya, who together with Anne Pate, Mercy Associates Network Facilitator (Victoria), will form a new Mercy Associates group meeting online.   Catherine McAuley’s words – “It began with 2, Sister Doyle and I” – reveal the small beginnings of what has now become an international

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  After more than 30 years of working in Mercy Education, this month Eugene Lynch will retire. He carries with him an overwhelming sentiment of gratitude and appreciation.   Eugene, who is currently the Executive Officer of Mercy Education, previously held the position of Executive Officer of two forerunner organisations, the Mercy Secondary Education Council

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Trailblazing obstetrician Dr Bernadette White has been awarded Catholic Health Australia’s Sister Maria Cunningham Lifetime Contribution Award for her dedication to the health sector. Dr White has been committed to her higher calling as a clinician, educator, supervisor and supporter of advancing women’s health at Mercy Hospital for Women and is considered an exceptional leader

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Over many years the collections of former Sisters of Mercy congregations in Australia have been packed from various locations around the country and moved to Sydney. November 12th, 2020 marked the end of this labour-intensive process with the arrival of the last collection from Rockhampton.       Every archive collection has its own story

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  A brand-new, multi-million dollar, state of the art performing arts, library and learning precinct has opened at St Patrick’s College, Townsville. The achitectural masterpiece honours the Mercy heritage on the site. The opening coincides with St Patrick’s being named as a school of excellence at the Australian Education Awards.   St Patrick’s College Townsville is

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  Bathurst Sister, Michelle Farrugia RSM is a member of the Bathurst Beaters. Proceeds from a book, ‘Bathurst on a Plate’, published by the group has raised $55,800 for cancer research.   The book was born from an idea of one woman, the late Noorjehan Merchant who, in the fight of her life, was full

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November 30, 2020

  Werribee Mercy Hospital’s Emergency Department, which stared COVID-19 in the face throughout the year, is the first recipient of the Lalor Hero Award for 2020, an award that recognises local heroes’ service and contribution to the Lalor electorate community in Melbourne’s West.   Accepting the award, Emergency Department Nurse Unit Manager Lynn O’Neil said

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  There are more than 25 million refugees and displaced people around the world today. The refugee emergency is only getting bigger.   The pages of the ‘Mini’ Bilum have shared the story of 140 West Papuan refugees. Running from violence in Indonesia they crossed the Fly River seeking protection in Papua New Guinea, ending

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  Hi! My name is Alphonse Gende and I would like to share with you my life story and the environment Mercy Works Mt Hagen had created for me to cultivate. Honestly, I am emotional. When I write this story, I write with tears. But don’t worry. I am not asking you to cry. Let’s

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