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just Mercy - Online Newsletter of the Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea
01 June 2015 |  Issue 16

The Mission: One Heart, Many Voices conference, hosted by Catholic Mission gathered a broad and diverse group of religious and lay colleagues in Sydney during 18-20th May.

The richness of Mercy can be seen in the life of one person.

Recently ministry leaders from around ISMAPNG participated in an engaging event.

Elizabeth Young rsm tells of an inspiring story of displacement, courage, skill and hard work.

In 2005, the Aboriginal Family Birthing Program began work to enhance results for Aboriginal families. Here Sr Anne Foale rsm acknowledges a decade of extraordinary work.

A recent Awards Ceremony at the Aquinas Ballarat campus of Australian Catholic University included recipients of a Mercy bequest.

Parishes gather to recognise the value of Religious Life.

For the Young Mercy Links group based in Melbourne, it has been a busy start to the year.

Rahamim Ecology Centre recently provided a sumptuous lunch and stimulating conversation about growing food and preparing healthy meals.

The video clip on the Home Page of the Institute web site ( www.institute.mercy.org.au ) this month is:
DISPLACEMENT - A Challenge from the Global Overview Report May 2015.
Read more of the stories, facts and figures.

A Government promise for much needed funding has been received by Werribee Mercy Hospital .

Each month the Sisters of Mercy reflect on and pray for a particular issue in our lives. During June our prayer and reflection is centred on ‘Our Suffering World’.

Mercy Works recognises the International Day of Families and highlights Mercy Works support within remote communities.

Liz Callen rsm shares some of her Mercy journey with us.

Jane Grach works with Mercy Services in Newcastle and gives us an insight in to her role in this Mercy Ministry.

Mary Tinney rsm continues to share reflections regarding the upcoming encyclical on the Environment.

National Reconciliation Week 2015 is presently being celebrated throughout Australia.

Last month in Waitara, New South Wales twenty ISMAPNG sisters celebrated significant anniversaries of Religious Profession.

Recently the Northern ISMAPNG Community sisters gathered in Rockhampton, Queensland for Jubilee celebrations.

The homepage of the ISMAPNG website has been given a new look.


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