If you are experiencing difficulties viewing this email click here to view in your browser.
just Mercy - Online Newsletter of the Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea
07 August 2015 |  Issue 18

Homeless Persons' Week (HPW) is an annual themed week coordinated by Homelessness Australia.  It is used to raise awareness of people experiencing homelessness and the surrounding issues. It is held in the first full week of August each year. It invites us to do what we can and here is a wonderful example.

Rovena Duffy rsm tells the story of the arrival & subsequent work of the Sisters of Mercy in the heat and humidity of Cairns in the late 1800s.

From Mercy Health comes news of two significant events

Following Pope Francis’ Proclamation of the Jubilee Year of Mercy, a group of Sisters and Associates from South B Community came together for a ‘think tank ’ regarding how can we live and celebrate this Year of Mercy within our Institute, local communities and beyond.

Recently Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School in Ingham, Queensland commemorated the Centenary of the arrival of the Sisters of Mercy.  Carmel Ruddick rsm reflects on the celebrations.

A statue of a 16th Century Peruvian Dominican monk is revealed anew for a school community.

In July this year, ‘Sacred Spaces’ in Singleton NSW was utilised for the local annual art festival. Prior to the festival Di Sneddon wrote of her experience of ‘Sacred Spaces’ and the role Sr Monica Sinclair has played in this place.

Recently, two events occurred that combine to give an insight into the work being done at the Rahamim Ecology centre and the exciting potential of this ministry - the addition of a new Sustainability Educator and the production of a historical documentary.

From time to time it is good to reflect on our ‘vocation’ in the world and the concept of ‘call’. John Rochester, ISMAPNG Communications Manager, reflects on this.

Each month the Sisters of Mercy reflect on and pray for a particular issue in our lives. During August our prayer and reflection is centred on ‘The “Lost Generations” of Youth’.

These words were a reminder to the people of Kiunga from Maureen Sexton rsm as she completed her work in the Western Province of Papua New Guinea.

Rose Glennen rsm shares a reflection on being a Sister of Mercy and how leadership has been a thread running through her life.

Here Sr Carmel King rsm celebrates the life story of centenarian Sr Mary Denise (Denny) Minnage who died on May 11, this year.

In the spirit of the Pope’s encyclical Mary Tinney rsm offers us some insights into the language of Climate Change

Sister of Mercy, Helen Nolen has been in Timor-Leste since 2005 and is part of the programs being developed by Mercy Works.

Mercy International Association invites each of you to enter into the grace and challenge of this contemplative space and to join in an International Reflection Process during the Jubilee year.


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 Pope’s encyclical: Laudate Si - On Care for our Common Home”
Read more HERE

We hope you value this email. However, should you no longer wish to receive this eNewsletter,
please unsubscribe via the following link: unsubscribe