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just Mercy - Online Newsletter of the Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea
03 July 2015 |  Issue 17

In a media statement released on June 18th, the Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea enthusiastically welcomed Pope Francis’ Encyclical on ‘care for our common home’.

Feasts of Glory: In East and West by Birute Arendarcikas rsm was recently launched in Melbourne.  Helen Delaney rsm recounts the book launch event.

Mercy Works are undertaking significant and inspiring work to build life changing skills in Papua New Guinea.  Here is one such story.

On Thursday 28 May, the Mercy Centre in Tighes Hill NSW hosted a High Tea in support of women and their children fleeing family violence.

Commemorative rituals mark the movement of archival collections within ISMAPNG. Archivist Jane McGee shares how this is happening.

Outside of his role in ISMAPNG Facilities & Property Management Alan Schofield contributes significantly to his local community. This took him to Anzac Cove.

Renewal and new options are part of the exciting future for the Mercy Associates of ISMAPNG as they focus on moving forward..

St Brigid’s College have rekindled their communal focus on the mission and story of Catherine McAuley.  Janine Walsh tells how it happened.

Recently awarded a medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) Sister Kerry Gordon’s story is a unique story of Mercy mission and love.

On the weekend of May 29, 30 and 31 thirty nine sisters of the Institute gathered in Goroka, PNG.  The theme of the gathering was ‘Shining Lamps’ - taken from words of Catherine.

Each month the Sisters of Mercy reflect on and pray for a particular issue in our lives. During July our prayer and reflection is centred on ‘Compassion For Refugees’.

Therese Masterson rsm shares rich memories of her Mercy ministry and religious life to date.

Mark Noonan, ISMAPNG Administration Manager of the Central Region, shares some of his life’s journey with us.

Mercy students do something positive about the issues of homelessness.

Young Mercy Links recently hosted discussions centred on Asylum Seekers issues. Member Nikita Castellano reports on the event.

Take some time to reflect and pray with this month’s article in the Year of Consecrated Life from the MIA series of presentations by Sheila Carney rsm.

In response to the recent Encyclical, Helen Baguley rsm shares a reflection and prayer.


The video clip presently on the Home Page of the Institute web site (www.institute.mercy.org.au) this month is a reflection on the Institute: WHAT IS ISMAPNG?
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