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  Ten years ago, in 2009, the Mercy Mission Formation Network of Australia, Papua New Guinea and Aotearoa New Zealand began.  The purpose of the network is to: 1. build a community of common interest and mutual support amongst those involved in Mission Effectiveness activities, 2. facilitate the sharing of resources for Mercy ethos and

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  A crowd of over 1100 joined St Brigid’s College Lesmurdie on Sunday March 31 in celebrating 90 years of Mercy Education in the Hills with a beautiful Thanksgiving Mass celebrated by College Chaplain, Fr Michael McMahon.   Special Guests included Sr Caroline Ryan RSM, Institute Vicar ISMAPNG, Dr Debra Sayce Executive Director of Catholic

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  The growing climate emergency means that we must ensure that climate concerns be given top priority during this Australian election.   Australia needs to elect a government whose members recognise the reality of a changing climate and who can develop credible policies, plans and actions to address this emergency.   The Institute of Sisters of Mercy

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  The next in our live online conversations will be with Meredith Evans RSM and Kay O’Neill RSM. It will focus on people who are refugees and asylum seekers.   Meredith and Kay are two of our many sisters who have been involved in journeying with, and advocating for, refugees and asylum seekers. They recently attended the Refugee Alternatives Conference in Adelaide.  

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Over the past two weeks, Mary Pat Garvin RSM (Sisters of Mercy of the Americas) has led exploration of the topic of Catherine McAuley as a ‘social mystic’, at the Fifth Australian Catherine McAuley Symposium. The Symposium, which is an initiative of the office of the Vice-Postulator for the Canonisation of Catherine McAuley, was held

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  On Friday of this week the governance of Rahamim Ecology Centre will transfer to McAuley Ministries Limited. Patricia Powell RSM has marked the occasion with a look at its history and exciting future developments. The human being’s capacity to think – reflectively, logically, and imaginatively – sets us apart from all other species on

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  ISMAPNG Archives hold annals from the former Mercy Congregations. These records, sometimes handwritten and sometimes typed, provide historical insight into the daily occurrences at each Convent Community throughout the years. As part of the ISMAPNG Cairns Archives, the Edmonton Annals of 1956 dramatically describe the local community encountering Cyclone Agnes.   EDMONTON ANNALS 1956

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  This year brings a significant milestone for McAuley, with the opening of their first service based outside Melbourne. McAuley House Ballarat will bring their model of integrated support – a proven method of eliminating homelessness for women – into regional Victoria.    The opportunity to do this came about because of their connection to

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  Tributes have been paid to the deep spirituality and decades of service of Deacon Boniface Perdjert following his death on March 18.   Deacon Boniface was the first Indigenous permanent deacon to be ordained in Australia following the reforms of the Second Vatican Council, but was also an Indigenous senior elder of the Kardu

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  The former Catherine McAuley College building in Victoria Street, Grafton, will continue to be a centre for service, with the sale of the building formerly owned by the Institute to Gurehlgam, an Aboriginal community organisation in Northern New South Wales.   In a column in the Daily Examiner newspaper, Janelle Brown of Gurehlgam said the

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  The devastating floods that swept through Townsville in February affected many in the local community, including our own sisters and staff.   While our sisters living in the Townsville community were fortunate enough to make it through the floods with their health, some of their properties were inundated and required efforts from Institute staff

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