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Undoubtedly a highlight of each year is the celebration of Jubilees across the Institute, as we acknowledge and give thanks for the fine Mercy women who are celebrating the Jubilee of their profession. Recently, Jubilee celebrations have been held in Mt Hagen, Brisbane and Adelaide.  Mt Hagen Silver Jubilee    On Sunday December 15, 2019

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  Year 12 student Tully Heenan, Damascus College, dreams of one day becoming an actor, and he has clear plans in place to reach his dream career.   At the tender age of nine, Tully’s love of film and acting was ignited, where he took part in a national Volkswagen ad.   More recently, Tully

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  For the twelfth consecutive year, Mercy Health has achieved recognition for its commitment to gender equality, receiving the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) Employer of Choice for Gender Equality citation.   Mercy Health has been recognised each year of the citation’s inception, however, this year’s acknowledgement is particularly rewarding following the introduction of more

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  Items within the Institute Archive and Heritage Collection provide a window into the remarkable life of Mother M Augustine of Singleton.    Mother M. Augustine born Anne Agnes O’Hara in Tighes Hill NSW was a talented musician and teacher of speech and drama.   Born on December 24th1875, she entered the Sisters of Mercy

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  The kind actions of a driver from Mercy Services Newcastle has been featured in a newsletter from Transport for New South Wales as their good news story of the month.  It was also used as an example of bringing to life the wisdom of Catherine McAuley.    David Murray, Head of Community Transport at

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 McAuley House Ballarat. Picture: Kate Healy   Recently, McAuley Community Services for Women were featured in the Courier Newspaper in Ballarat, speaking about how they are seeking to contribute to the affordable and accessible housing options in the Ballarat area –  McAuley House Ballarat opened in February last year as an extension of McAuley Community

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  Once again, the internationally acclaimed ‘Chamber Philharmonia Cologne’ ensemble performed in the Sisters’ Chapel at Sacred Spaces Singleton on Saturday, 29 February.   The evening began with some patrons bringing their own picnic dinner and dining in the grounds of the Convent.  They then went on to listen to the incredible performance by this

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  ACRATH members gathered at St Joseph’s Centre Baulkham Hills for their annual conference and AGM, 18 – 20 February 2020.   The 2020 conference ‘Eliminating Human Trafficking – Here and Beyond’ explored key areas of ACRATH’s work and included:   The annual report delivered by ACRATH President, Noelene Simmons SM http://acrath.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/2020-ACRATH-Annual-Report.pdf Our Place Within

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Hilltop Road Public School’s Community Centre supports families in the school through a variety of initiatives including: transition to kindergarten and high school, a gardening group, a sewing circle, a playgroup and a very popular English conversation class for parents.   On Monday 17 February, Sally Bradley, Executive Director of Mercy Works and Paul Taylor,

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The Institute and Australian Catholic University are seeking contributions from other religious congregations as well as individuals to enable the work of the late Monsignor Denis Edwards to continue into perpetuity.    Institute Leader, Eveline Crotty RSM said it was with deep sadness that we all learned of the death of Monsignor Denis Edwards OAM

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  The Institute and Catholic Religious Australia have been very pleased to welcome back Mary Pat Garvin RSM (Sister of Mercy of the Americas) for a series of seminars and retreats.   Mary Pat, who was most recently in Australia in March of last year for the Catherine McAuley Symposiums, has over the past month

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  McAuley Community Services for Women  have made a submission to a Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into Homelessness. At the core of their submission was asking women experiencing  to tell them what being homeless is like as part of their submission ‘Cold and scary.’    ‘Cold and scary’ – these were the powerful words of one

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