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March 19, 2019

  The Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea is in solidarity with the people of New Zealand and in particular the Muslim community, following the tragic events in Christchurch. We pray that the God of peace and healing be with them during this extremely difficult time. We offer our condolences to all of those who have lost

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    Click on the play button below to watch the Blessing of the Rivers Ceremony: Water in Australia – a critical concern for Mercy A large gathering of adults, younger people and children, most with jars or bottles of rain, tap, creek, spring, lake or river water, assembled under the trees at the junction of

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  The Mercy Connect Program is so much more than mentoring. Each volunteer gets to know their student and understand their needs. It is through creating this connection that real, positive and lasting changes occur.   All of the Mercy Connect volunteers are incredibly passionate, determined and compassionate. These are the qualities that combine to

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  The Dalai Lama once said that in order to carry out a positive action, we must develop a positive vision. From its formation in 1992, Mercy International Association has ensured that it has a clear focused vision.   As MIA was established the vision was to make Catherine’s home a place of renewal for

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  Mercy Health’s Quality, Safety and Innovation team has won a 2018 WorkSafe Award, taking out first place for the category of ‘Leading Return to Work Practice by an Employer’.   In April 2017, Mercy Health launched a national early intervention injury management program to respond immediately to workplace injuries, promote recovery at work and

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  A blessing and prayer ceremony has been held in the newly refurbished Chapel at the Rockhampton Mater Hospital. Maria Jean Rhule RSM was a driving force behind the refurbishment and fund raising that supported the work being carried out.   Sister Maria Jean, who is the Mission and Pastoral Care Coordinator at the hospital, delivered a heart-felt tribute to

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  Mercy Works wishes to announce the retirement of Executive Director, Sr Ailsa Mackinnon RSM AM and announce Sr Sally Bradley RSM as her replacement in this role.    Sr Ailsa Mackinnon RSM has made the decision to retire from her role as Executive Director. She has been with Mercy Works since 2012 and has

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  When St Patrick’s Chapel on The Strand was being demolished as part of the building development project for St Patrick’s College the workmen found a Time Capsule in the Foundation Stone. This was given to Helen Mary Peters RSM as Chair of the Board of St Patrick’s College.   The opportunity to open the

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  Rahamim is proud to welcome their first intern, Juliet Talarico! Juliet is working with the education team and living on site at Rahamim having recently graduated in ecology. She is engaging in a range of exciting volunteer experiences around Australia and internationally.   Juliet has already given workshops in schools, created her own learning

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February 26, 2019

On Friday February 22,  the Institute held a commissioning ritual for sisters, staff, ministry personnel, associates and others. It was held at the McAuley Centre, Lewisham and was also livestreamed across Australia and abroad.   The ceremony included the official commissioning of Maureen Sexton RSM as an Institute Councillor.   Ministry Animation Coordinator, Anne McGuire,

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  Five former Maclean Music Academy Students have reunited to discuss their upcoming concerts and reflect on the ‘very special music foundation’ they received at the Academy.   In the middle of the year, students Michelle Ryan, Troy Castle, Emma and Madeleine Short and Connor Willmore will be performing classical music concerts in both Yamba and Maclean.   These

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  17-year-old Christa Hubik is vice-captain of the Academy of Mary Immaculate in Fitzroy and a strong advocate for protecting our environment.   “I’ve always felt a strong connection to nature. My mum has been a horticulturalist for almost 20 years – I’ve always grown up with an incredible garden at home and an appreciation

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