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While many young people are preoccupied with social media spending a lot of their time worrying about how they look in their latest Instagram post, a group of young people in Adelaide and Melbourne are bucking the trend and instead focussing on how through Mercy they can make the world a better place.

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On Sunday November 13, Young Mercy Links hosted a Clothing Swap to help end hyper-consumerism. As it was National Recycling Week, we thought it would be a great time to educate people on the impacts the fashion industry has on our environment, along with the social impacts it causes. Fast fashion is a

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Recently, the inaugural First Nations Children’s Festival was held at the Seville Mercy Conference Centre in Cairns welcoming children to country in a traditional ceremony and fun filled festival. The first ever tri-nation naming ceremony was also held at the event and the coming together of the tri-nations for the first time in close

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For the past ten years I have been teaching English to Refugees and Asylum Seekers at the Edmund Rice Centre at Mirrabooka at the Pre-Intermediate level and now the Intermediate level. Because we were studying Australia this month, I decided to teach them a little about poets and poetry. I realise some people

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Sister Janet Mead, who died in January this year, was recently back in the spotlight with an animated film being run as part of the Adelaide Film Festival and celebrations of the fiftieth anniversary of her much loved ‘Rock Mass’. Mary-Anne Duigan RSM has written below about these two wonderful events.  The last

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The past few months have been a time of great joy and celebration for the Institute with Sisters of Mercy, Doreen Mainick RSM and Janet Andrew RSM  making their final profession of vows and Emma Llewellyn RSM, as a newer member, renewing her vows for a further three years. Doreen made her perpetual

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Bishop Michael McKenna will officiate at the reception and blessing of the new sculpture “Come Sit Awhile: Catherine in the Garden” and two images of St Mary’s College on the cloister wall, gifted to the Diocese by the Sisters of Mercy. The Sisters of Mercy would like to invite you to the unveiling and

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September 02, 2022

Since 2018 Sibling Café, which is located in Melbourne’s Mercy Hub, has been serving delicious coffees and meals for the Carlton North community. Unlike most cafés, the coffee and food are merely just one positive outcome, for Sibling is a café with a difference making a difference in the lives of both its volunteers

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Following the successful inaugural program in 2022, the Institute, in collaboration with Catholic Religious Australia and Catholic Earthcare, is again pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for emerging leaders in Integral Ecology with the 2023 Mercy Integral Ecology Emerging Leaders Fellowship Program. This fully-funded, 12 month (part-time) fellowship program is for those already

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Millions of Australians rejoiced at the decision to allow the Murugappans to return to Biloela. One Sister, Kay O’Neill RSM, witnessed their emotional homecoming. For refugees, asylum seekers and their supporters in Australia there has been little cause for celebration in recent years. Many people who have sought refuge here face

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Two members of the Institute’s newly formed Water Advocacy Taskforce recently delivered a presentation focusing on rivers and the Murray-Darling Basin. In 2022 the Institute formed a Water Advocacy Taskforce to address serious areas of water management being experienced globally and locally. The Water Advocacy Taskforce is part of the Institute’s Integral

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