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just Mercy - Online Newsletter of the Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea
23 September 2014 |  Issue 10

On this significant day in the life of the Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea Institute Leader Sr. Berneice Loch offers Mercy Day greetings.

You are invited to visit the Mercy family in a new way in the virtual world – connect with 'Mercy Dreaming'

Holy Cross College, Ellenbrook  recently blessed and opened a new building project which recognises the early religious contributions of many.

Mercy Health Director of Pastoral Services Kate Hewett has been honoured with a national award for almost two decades of service to Catholic health and aged care.

Mercy Secondary School Yarapos is located on the outskirts of Wewak, East Sepik Province of Papua New Guinea. Currently Mercy Works is committed to funding the renovation of two dormitories built in 1963, which are in urgent need of repair.

Tropical Cairns was the idyllic setting where women and men charged with formation for Mercy mission met for the second gathering of the Mercy Mission Formation Network for 2015.

Mercy Education extends a warm welcome to Brian Turner, newly appointed Principal of Catholic College Bendigo who takes up his position at the College on 6 October 2014.

The Academy of Mary Immaculate in Fitzroy, Victoria officially opened a new three level Science Centre in August.

This is the week long prepared for. People from across the Mercy world are gathering in Dublin this week to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the establishment of Mercy International Association.  We invite you to join in these celebrations in whatever ways you can.

Each month the Sisters of Mercy reflect on and pray for a particular issue in our lives. During October our prayer and reflection is centred on ‘Global Poverty and Hunger’ Please join us.

Jeanette Morris, Mercy Associate and Catholic educator shares a life reflection with us.

The story of a Mercy life that spanned a century.

On Saturday 23 August, three Sisters of Mercy joined in support of The Walk for the Silent Many, described by its organisers as “ ... a non-violent action on behalf of asylum seekers in Australia who have no voice”.

Poverty and severe hardship affect more than a million Australians.  Around the world, more than a billion people are desperately poor.  During Anti-Poverty Week (12-18 October, 2014), everyone is encouraged to help reduce poverty and hardship.

Caroline Ryan rsm shares a prayer reflection on Mary, Our Lady of Mercy.

On August 29 three works in bronze by the renowned artist Gael O’Leary were installed, two in the garden of the Institute Centre at Stanmore and one on the staircase of Mercy Centre Lewisham.  We would like to share with you something of the artist and her inspiration.

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