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  Recently, for the Australian Catholic Women’s Consultation, I was privileged to be asked to share my experience of ministry as a woman and what has made that possible. To start with a broad statement, I would like to say that I feel the Holy Spirit has been urging me forward and supporting me from

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  Given how challenging the past twelve months have been for our regions, Mercy Connect was very pleased to receive two Albury Wo­donga Business Awards for the categories of Excellence in Health, Education and Disability and Outstanding Not for Profit Community Organisation.   “These awards provided clear affirmation of how Mercy Connect respond to local

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  Sister Wendy Flannery’s recent election as the Australian Vice-President of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), is just another milestone in her long history of advocating for justice and peace both locally and internationally.   Wendy, who lives in Brisbane, has been a member of WILPF, the first International Women’s peace

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  On Thursday 15th July, Seville Mercy Conference Centre, Earlville (a suburb of Cairns) welcomed the staff of Our Lady Help of Christians School Earlville to a Mercy Immersion Day.  The aim was to introduce the Catherine McAuley story including watching the movie ‘In God Alone’ then connect it to the local Mercy story and

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  Sr Mary Lewis RSM is at the frontline helping refugees and asylum seeker students settle into the Australian education system. At the end of each month, all our Mercy Connect volunteers submit a report to their respective Coordinators giving them an update of how they are going.  Recently, Sr Mary received one moving report

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  In April this year, Mercy Works asked for your help and the response we received far exceeded our expectations.   I had received an urgent letter from Sr Maryanne Kolkia RSM, our In-Country Coordinator for Papua New Guinea, updating me on the escalating COVID situation in PNG and requesting emergency assistance.   Maryanne wrote

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    Last year Seville Mercy Conference made a decision to adopt Laudato Si in their operations which included developing a benchmark of practices in January 2021 resulting in 76 changes to the way in which they undertake their ministry.    Subsequently, an audit was conducted and a plan was developed with a total of

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  In her regular column in the Central Western Daily Newspaper, Mary Trainor RSM writes of the challenges confronting Australia due to COVID-19 and the hope that the community will continue to rally together and do the right thing for themselves and others.     The growing numbers of infections from the Coronavirus poses a challenge

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  The Ballarat East heritage and archives collection moved to Sydney in November 2019. As the Institute Archives and Heritage Team have been processing the collection they have discovered many wonderful objects that illustrate the rich religious and social history of the sisters in Ballarat East.   Music Stand This elegant music stand belonged to

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