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    In its August 11 edition of the Courier newspaper in Ballarat, there was a beautiful story about how McAuley House in Ballarat is supporting women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness on their journey to recovery.   In this article, one of the residents, Tania Hadzig shares her experiences, her fears

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      Camillus Jackson RSM was born Helen Annette Jackson in Leederville and spent all her life in Western Australia. She entered the Sisters of Mercy, West Perth in 1940. Her early career was teaching piano and singing but in 1969 at the age of 47 she began her journey towards a nursing profession

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When Wurundjeri Elder and Traditional Custodian Aunty Irene Morris welcomed families, friends and dignitaries to the official opening and blessing of Mercy Place Montrose on Tuesday July 30, the significance of the event was not lost.   The newly-opened Mercy Place Montrose was designed with its residents at the centre of every decision, and as

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Earlier this month the the Mission Integration Unit hosted Dr Angela Reed RSM for an inspiring workshop – ‘Mercy and Justice Shall Meet… A Strategic Advocacy Workshop’. This same workshop was held on successive days August 12 (Melbourne) and August 13 (Sydney) with a combined attendance of about ninety participants. Those present included Sisters of

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August 29, 2019

  Our Mercy world is preparing for the Mercy Global Presence program, a program designed to offer reflective resources to Mercy communities and networks across the world.   Beginning in late September, the program will run over the next two years in four Segments of four months duration. This will enable all Mercy people around

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    On Sunday July 28, at the commencement of Catholic Education Week, the Staff and Students of Rockhampton’s The Cathedral College Boarding hosted High Tea in the recreation room of Genazzano at the Range. The purpose of the event was to thank and honour the Sisters of Mercy for their continued support of Catholic

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  On Tuesday 13 and Wednesday 14 August in Melbourne,  McAuley Ministries Limited (MML) held their Fifth Annual Gathering.   This year MML welcomed 63 participants including Sisters and employees of MML, MML Board directors, and guests from the ILT, Professional Services and Mission Integration Units, and the Community Leaders.   On Tuesday guest speaker Dr Kathleen

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  Sally Bradley RSM, visits PNG for the first time as Mercy Works Executive Director. During the last week of June, I travelled with Anne Foale RSM, our Overseas Coordinator, to Papua New Guinea to witness firsthand the positive impact of the work that Mercy Works does. Inspiration comes in many forms and for me

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  Over four incredible days in late July, Rahamim Ecology Centre led a Rainforest Retreat at Seville Conference Centre in Cairns.   Rod Cole-Clarke, Manager of Seville, was very pleased to welcome Rahamim to Cairns and was able to ensure their 16 retreat participants enjoyed the ‘extravagant hospitality’ that Seville is well known for.   Margie

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  The Star Of The Sea Guesthouse in Apollo Bay is a place of peacefulness that captures the hearts of all who stay there. Here is a testimony from one of the lovely people who use our facilities for retreats.   The Star Of The Sea Guesthouse in Apollo Bay is a place of peacefulness

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  The Newcastle Wind Orchestra performed it’s ‘Animal Tales’ concert as part of the 2019 Newcastle Music Festival in the beautiful Singleton Sisters of Mercy Chapel on Saturday, 10 August.   A crowd comprising both adults and children came to listen to the Newcastle Wind Orchestra perform both the ‘Pied Piper of Hamlin’ and Henry

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  Earlier this month, Elizabeth Moloney RSM  (Institute Councillor) and Rose Glennen RSM travelled to Nairobi Kenya to visit Kathy Kettle RSM, an Australian Sister who has been living and working there for almost five years.   Kathy works at the Mukuru Promotion Centre (MPC), which was established by the Irish Sisters of Mercy in

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