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just Mercy - Online Newsletter of the Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea
30 June 2014 |  Issue 7

Theresia Nakankwien is a Sister of Mercy from Wewak on the north coast of Papua New Guinea.  While spending time in Australia she volunteered at the Edmund Rice Centre for Justice and Community Education in Sydney. One important focus was climate change.

There is a strong Mercy presence in the establishment of the House of Welcome in Bathurst NSW.

Sister of Mercy, Mary Nuttall was recently honoured by Australian Catholic University as an Honorary Fellow of ACU.

On Saturday 24 May, Sacred Heart College Geelong celebrated the 140th Anniversary of its beautiful Chapel and the centenary of the Grotto. This special occasion was marked with a Mass of Thanksgiving celebrated by Bishop Vincent Long and concelebrated by priests from the Geelong community.

Rose Marie Glennen rsm recently retired from her work with CatholicCare in the Northern Territory. Jayne Lloyd, Director of CatholicCare paid tribute to Rose in her speech at a Retirement celebration.

The Mercy Leadership Program and Dublin Pilgrimage is designed to provide an opportunity for formation in the founding story of Mercy and inspiration for leadership in Mercy mission today.

It is famously quoted that a picture is worth a thousand words and the archives of the Sisters of Mercy prove this to be so. The archives in Townsville is filled with many historic photographs, including images illustrating the journey of thirty five young Irish girls who travelled across oceans to Townsville in 1926 to become Sisters of Mercy.

Each month the Sisters of Mercy reflect on and pray for a particular issue in our lives. Please join us in reflection and prayer this month regarding Indigenous Youth Suicides.

This Mercy profile gives an insight into the ministry of Mercy Health through the work of Martin Kaltner.

Anne Foale rsm is a midwife who works alongside Aboriginal women (Aboriginal Maternal and Infant Care workers) who will in turn support other Aboriginal women and their families for improved birth outcomes to 'close-the-gap' on life expectancy. This role takes her all around Country SA from Ceduna and Pt Lincoln to Murray Bridge, Coober Pedy and Whyalla.

Internationally acclaimed East Timorese film “Beatriz’s War”, now showing in Australia, holds a special meaning for some Sisters of Mercy.

For many refugees, settlement in Australia is made easier by numbers of volunteers around Australia who assist them in many ways. Sister Pauline Masters recounts how the Sisters of Mercy in Perth are a part of this large voluntary group who accompany the refugees on their way.

Helen Glasheen rsm shares a reflection on a recent pilgrimage to Ireland and the Mercy International Centre.

Elizabeth Young rsm contributes much of her time as a pastoral care worker for Jesuit Refugee Service at the Curtin Detention Centre for asylum seekers in remote northern Western Australia and has also visited or volunteered in detention centres in Darwin, Port Augusta, Sydney and Melbourne.

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