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  Over the past 10 years, Mercy Connect Melbourne has grown into Mercy Works’ biggest volunteer program in Australia. There are over 150 dedicated volunteers supporting more than 590 students in the city of Melbourne. One of those incredible volunteers is Pauline Ashton.   Pauline has been a volunteer with Mercy Connect Melbourne for 10

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  Mercy Connect is developing a new supported living accommodation, located in Albury NSW. The development will commence in early 2021, with an official ground-breaking ceremony conducted on Thursday 28 January 2021.   The occasion was attended by several key stakeholders including The Hon. Gareth Ward MP, Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services and 

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  Sr Catherine Cuddihy has hung up her boots following a lengthy 45-year commitment to serving the community, with locals coming together to recognise the retirement of one of Townsville’s greats.   Beginning her time inside Mater Private Hospital Townsville’s walls when she was born in 1946, Sr Catherine returned as a registered nurse in

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  The Mercy Associates group in Gunnedah was honoured to receive the Gunnedah Shire Council Australia Day ‘Good Neighbour Award’ in memory of two wonderful Dutch immigrants Max and Mikie Maas, who made Gunnedah home and were a shining example of good neighbours, from their service in the war years to their work in our

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On Australia Day, Miriam Rose Ungunmerr-Baumann was named the Senior Australian of the Year. Her artwork is proudly exhibited at the Institute Centre in Stanmore, NSW. It was commissioned for a national gathering of Sisters of Mercy in ministry with indigenous Australians, held in Alice Springs in 1989.   In our collections we have items of

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  On what was a day of great rejoicing for the Institute, on Saturday 14 November at 11am AEDT, three fine Mercy women made their final profession.    Sisters  took the final steps in answering their call from God to perpetually profess their lives as Sisters of Mercy.   In Kaugia Papua New Guinea, Meryline 

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    On Friday November 6, Seville Conference Centre in Cairns was delighted to host two events that  shared knowledge and learnings on the local Indigenous culture.   Cairns is home to the Gimuy-Walubarra  and Yidinji people who are the traditional custodians of the district.   Seville was hosting two events on that Friday.  One

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  Mercy Associates have welcomed two new Associates, Mandy Bosson and Natalia Pecherskaya, who together with Anne Pate, Mercy Associates Network Facilitator (Victoria), will form a new Mercy Associates group meeting online.   Catherine McAuley’s words – “It began with 2, Sister Doyle and I” – reveal the small beginnings of what has now become an international

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  After more than 30 years of working in Mercy Education, this month Eugene Lynch will retire. He carries with him an overwhelming sentiment of gratitude and appreciation.   Eugene, who is currently the Executive Officer of Mercy Education, previously held the position of Executive Officer of two forerunner organisations, the Mercy Secondary Education Council

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Trailblazing obstetrician Dr Bernadette White has been awarded Catholic Health Australia’s Sister Maria Cunningham Lifetime Contribution Award for her dedication to the health sector. Dr White has been committed to her higher calling as a clinician, educator, supervisor and supporter of advancing women’s health at Mercy Hospital for Women and is considered an exceptional leader

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Over many years the collections of former Sisters of Mercy congregations in Australia have been packed from various locations around the country and moved to Sydney. November 12th, 2020 marked the end of this labour-intensive process with the arrival of the last collection from Rockhampton.       Every archive collection has its own story

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