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In some families a belief in the importance of justice and fairness is an heirloom passed down through generations. You might say then that it was in Sister Marie Kehoe's nature to help others. She has had a passion for encouraging others to have the confidence to form an opinion and speak their minds.

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When the Librarian at the Catholic Education Centre, Vicki, heard that the Sisters of Mercy were celebrating 175 years of foundation in Ireland, 160 years of foundation in Australia and 110 years of foundation in West Perth, she invited the Sisters to provide her with materials to "showcase" the Mercies in the Library. The Library offers this to a Religious Order 2-3 times a year.

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February 20, 2006

In 1888 one of the Sisters from Victoria Square, Sister Berchmans Deane was paying regular visits to the prison and was greatly taken with a poor unfortunate young man by the name of William Conroy. He had been refused admittance into a dance in Fremantle because he was not wearing the correct evening dress. Conroy was not happy with this and told the man standing at the door that he must let him in or he would shoot him. The man said "you would not be game".

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Early on the 17th January, 2006, just as the city of Perth was "waking up" to the sounds of traffic 20 Sisters of Mercy gathered to remember the Foundation of the first Convent in Australia . The "Convent of the Holy Cross" became a landmark in the City, as well as the beginning of ministries that have touched the length and breadth of the State and many off shore missions. It was from here that the Sisters of Mercy spread to the East Coast.

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On January 4.Sisters of Mercy, staff, past patients and supporters gathered at South Brisbane to mark the start of the Mater's centenary year. Among them were acting Queensland Premier Anna Bligh and 101-year-old patient Letitia Wood, who has a long association with the Mater. Sr Sandra Lupi, Congregation Leader of the Brisbane Sisters of Mercy described the development of Mater Misericordiae Health Services in Brisbane as a story of faith, courage and innovation from its first beginning in 1906 to the present day.

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November 28, 2005

On Saturday 26 November Elaine Treagus made her perpetual profession at the Church of the Holy Cross Goodwood in the presence of her Sisters, family, friends and parishoners from the clustered parishes of Goodwood, Colonel Light Gardens and Kingswood.

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August 03, 2005

On Sunday, July 31, a group of twenty-nine gathered for a barbecue lunch at the Sisters' House at in Light Street, South Casino.

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"Thousands of Years of Footsteps" was the theme for the annual conference of new members from the Australian Institute and from Aotearoa New Zealand when they gathered in Sydney from 19th to 24th April

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March 28, 2005

Sister Ann-Maree O'Beirne made Final Vows on 6 March in the Cathedral of the Bathurst Diocese. Congregational Leader, Sr Gabriella Gresz received Ann-Maree's vows before a packed Parish Sunday Mass Congregation, and many Sisters of Mercy from Bathurst and other Mercy Congregations. Bishop Patrick Dougherty, Bishop of Bathurst, was the main Celebrant

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