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    There’s twenty four hours in a day and on average we spend at least eight of those at work. You can do a lot in eight hours but we bet you didn’t know that eight Mercy Girls, their teacher, Ms Gabby Scanlon and Mercy Works staff could stuff, label, seal and sort over

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  On June 11, a ritual was held to entrust the Convent of Mercy, Victoria Square to Mercedes College, Perth. It was a meaningful ceremony, with the Convent being a much loved home and place of ministry for many sisters over the years. Sisters, students, staff and parents attended the ceremony, which was prepared by Kerry Willison RSM. Institute Leader, Eveline

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      On Monday, May 20, something new and wonderful took place at Mercy Aged Care in Singleton. After many visits to the local McDonalds to treat themselves to the classic ‘50c soft serve cone’, staff at Mercy Aged Care decided that they needed a soft serve machine of their own.   After discussing the

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        Mercy Connect opened the Bottlebrush Café in early 2017 at its Thurgoona Head Office. Bottlebrush Café is just one of several day programs that Mercy Connect provide to people with a disability to live a connected and meaningful life in the Albury community.   The café, originally opened two days a

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  Mercy Works’ many projects and programs couldn’t be carried out without its well-trained and dedicated staff.  Anne Foale RSM recently spoke to one such staff member for his perspective on his work.   Mercy Works has three offices in Papua New Guinea in addition to the five located around Australia, including the head office in

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    Save the date: On Saturday, July 13 at 2pm a wonderful concert by the Maclean Music Academy’s rising stars is taking place in the Singleton Sisters of Mercy Chapel.   The concert is presented by the Lower Clarence Valley Opera and the rising stars performing include Troy Castle, Michelle Ryan, Emma Short, Connor Willmore

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Climate change is talked about so often, that sometimes we stop listening.  But Sally Neaves (Rahamim) and Chris Hill (ISMAPNG) attended a three-day conference investigating, ‘do we need to change; can we change and will we change?’   On June 5-7, Rahamim’s Sally Neaves and the Institute’s Environmental Sustainability Manager, Chris Hill, joined 800 others

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  In May, at the invitation of Mary Tinney RSM, 17 women gathered in the magnificent Bunya Mountains National Park in south-east Queensland for an ‘Encounter in the Bunyas’.    There were nine Sisters of Mercy, three Presentation Sisters, one Good Samaritan Sister, three Sisters of St Joseph and two lay women. We came from

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  Carole Gan has been appointed as the new FLAME (Faith, Life and Ministry Education) Co-ordinator.  Carole joins the Mission Integration Unit based at Lewisham in Sydney.  Carole has provided this introductory message for Just Mercy readers.   Hello! I’m Carole Gan and firstly, can I say how happy I am to join the ISMAPNG team

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  A group of fifteen sisters have toured a new building at Padua College, Mornington, named in honour of two trailblazing sisters.   The Whyte Senior Learning Centre acknowledges the commitment and work achieved by the foundress of the College, Reverend Mother Sebastian Whyte and her biological sister, Mother Bernard Whyte who was the first Principal

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    With recent departure of Maureen Healey RSM from Wilcannia to Ballarat, I would like to just add a yarn to the story telling of the Sisters of Mercy in Wilcannia.   When I came to Wilcannia in 1994, there was a Sister of Mercy already here. She was Christine Smith RSM. Christine was part

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