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On Sunday 17th November the Mercy Action and Spirituality Hub was the venue for a talk about the 19th century poet and Jesuit priest, Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889). The talk was given by writer and retired journalist, Martin Flanagan who also happens to be good friends with Sr Ursula Gilbert RSM.  It was Sr Ursula

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Click on the arrow above to watch the video.   Institute Councillor, Elizabeth Moloney RSM has gone under the clippers to raise $2,000 for the Movember Men’s Health initiative.    Elizabeth said that during Movember last year she encouraged Institute Councillor, Gaye Lennon RSM to have her hair cut shorter than a grade ‘4’ and

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To search for yourself a while, then, with a gesture, Step across your heart And set off inland…. Les Murray, Another Continent The Blessings of Mercy – Veronica Lawson.   2019 has been another busy year of connection, reflection and activity at the Mercy Hub in Carlton North.   Mercy Hub Coordinator, Margaret Moore RSM

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  Mercy Place Mount St Joseph’s residential aged care home residents and staff were in celebration mode when their newly developed home officially opened in November.   The Most Reverend Christopher Prowse, Archbishop of Canberra and Goulburn, opened and blessed the home, which has adopted an innovative approach to residential aged care living during its

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  On a chilly Sunday evening of November 10, more than 20 Apollo Bay residents turned out to watch a screening of the highly-acclaimed film ‘Against Our Oath’ about refugees.    The film ‘Against Our Oath’ exposes the ethical conflicts that erupt for doctors as the Australian government overrides their clinical decisions made for refugee

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St Teresa’s School Brighton in South Australia was formed in 1915 by Sisters from Broken Hill who were on holiday in Adelaide and decided that Brighton needed a school.  After 104 years of Catholic education, St Teresa’s School is closing as it joins with nearby McAuley Community School in Hove.   Current and former families,

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  For this year’s Christmas Appeal, Mercy Health Foundation is calling for donations to its Compassionate Support Fund to assist our residents, clients, patients and their families who are experiencing social and financial hardship this Christmas season.   A particularly poignant example of such hardship is the social disconnection and loneliness many people from across

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  In October, sisters from Canberra, Yass and Cootamundra have joined the Goulburn sisters in celebrating 160 years of Ministry in Goulburn.   Refreshments were shared in the Presbytery following a Liturgy.   The cake, beautifully made and decorated by Maria Assunta Roberts RSM, featured an early photo of the Convent. The cake was cut

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      Mother M. Xavier Flood (c.1850- 1919) was an Irish Sister of Mercy who went on Foundation to Victoria, Australia in 1872.  Until 1881 she worked at Warrnambool, assisting in the establishment of St Anne’s College, where she was recognised as a charming woman with a remarkable ability in education and administration.  

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Click on the arrow above to watch the full commissioning ceremony and celebrations for the publication of Mary Tinney’s book.   On Thursday November 14, the Institute Theological Association was commissioned by Institute Leader, Eveline Crotty, at the McAuley Centre in Lewisham.   This Association has evolved from and replaces the Circle of Mercy Theologians

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  With large parts of Australia continuing to experience devastating bush fires, many sisters are lending a hand including fulfilling the role of Disaster Recovery Chaplains.    For 10 years, Helen Law RSM has been a part of the trained Disaster Recovery Chaplain Network. She has just returned from a week at the Kempsey Evacuation

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