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27 February 2017
We are pleased to launch the Just Mercy Reflection Series, monthly written and visual reflective material, to support Sisters and people of Mercy in your lives and ministry.

You are invited to read or view the first installment from Elaine Wainwright rsm.


                                                                      

CELEBRATING THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE ARRIVAL OF MERCY IN MELBOURNE
Celebrations are being held this year to mark 160 years since the arrival of the first three Sisters of Mercy in Melbourne, Victoria, marking an anniversary for Sisters and the Academy of Mary Immaculate.
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ST ALOYSIUS CELEBRATES 130YRS
This year is the 130th anniversary of the foundation of St Aloysius College and to mark the celebrations, school staff and Sisters from the Brougham Street Convent in North Melbourne gathered in the former Convent Chapel on January 30.
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MERCY SPIRITUALITY CENTRE TORONTO LAUNCHES 2017 PROGRAM
The Mercy Spirituality Centre, Toronto, NSW has launched its 2017 program at an Open Day on Friday, February 10, 2017 and in a new video. Click below to watch the video and to find out about the Open Day.
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RECONCILIATION IN ACTION AT MERCY HEALTH
An historic milestone in Mercy Health’s journey towards culturally safe healthcare was celebrated on Wednesday 15 February with the formal launch of the organisation’s Health Services Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).
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COLLEGE HONOURS AILSA MCKINNON rsm
Institute Sister, Ailsa Mackinnon rsm has been honoured with the unveiling of the 'Ailsa Mackinnon Community Centre' at Our Lady of Mercy College (OLMC), Parramatta NSW on Friday, 17 February 2017.
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SISTERS DEEPEN THEIR LOVE OF LITURGY IN PNG
Sister Ilsa Neicinieks and Mercy Associate Jenny O'Brien share their rich experience of facilitating a week long intensive Liturgy course with thirty two Papua New Guinean Sisters in Mount Hagen.
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A PAGE IN HISTORY
A new coffee table book documenting 110 years of St Joseph College, Mildura has been officially launched by Institute Vicar and former Principal, Annette Schneider rsm.
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SERVICE RECOGNISED IN AUSTRALIA DAY HONOURS
Mercy Health Board member, John Corcoran, has been awarded the Order of Australia (AM) in the 2017 Australia Day Honours.
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NEW LOOK FOR SEVILLE

Seville Mercy Conference Centre, Cairns, has undergone an online makeover; launching a new modern website to meet the growing needs of the ministry.
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INTRODUCING MERCY ACCESS
Mercy Works has created a spin-off program, Mercy Access, which will aim to reduce disadvantage among Aboriginal students with respect to educational achievement.
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CALL TO MERCY IN A RAPIDLY CHANGING WORLD 
Madeline Duckett rsm has two wonderful books available for purchase. Each book offers readers deep reflections into the teachings of Catherine McAuley and our call to Mercy in a rapidly changing world.
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LIVING MERCY - BERENICE KERR INSPIRES BENDIGO STUDENTS AT START OF THE YEAR MASS
Opening Mass at Catholic College Bendigo saw Berenice Kerr rsm deliver the schools new theme for 2017 and beyond - 'Living Mercy'. Read the transcript of her inspiring speech.
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HEARTFELT ART

Melbourne street artist Baby Guerrilla draws on her own experiences with violence and assault to create 3 by 2.5 metre feature wall mural at the new McAuley House in Pickett St, Footscray.
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HITTING THE ROAD FOR MERCY ASSOCIATES
Mercy Associates, both current and aspiring, in Goulburn, Young, Griffith and Bathurst are set to receive a special visit from Network Facilitator New South Wales, Christine Convery.
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FROM CIRCUS PERFORMER TO SISTER, LISTEN TO HOW ELIZABETH YOUNG IS LIVING A 'POSSIBLE DREAM'

From circus performer to Sister of Mercy. In the first of our planned regular audio interviews, Elizabeth Young rsm talks with Communications Manager, John Rochester about what motivated her to become a Sister of Mercy, growing up in an ecumenical context and putting in a good word with the 'big mama in the sky'!

Click the icon below to listen to the interview.


ACTING 'GLOCALLY' ON WATER
Rahamim Ecology Centre highlights a concerning world issue and gives insight into the 'Water more precious than gold' campaign'
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A TRIBUTE TO LIVES LOST
The Institute pays tribute to the lives lost in the heartbreaking Melbourne rampage at Bourke Street Mall. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of those affected by the tragedy.
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SUPPORT NEEDED FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING
McAuley Community Services for Women are calling  for people to rally together in support of the National Affordable Housing Agreement. With a threat looming to axe the agreement, is it time to take action.
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CURRENT THINKING ON REFUGEES AND ASYLUM SEEKERS
Maryanne Loughry rsm (Mission Animation Team), has spent most of the past thirty years ministering with and advocating for refugees and asylum seekers. In this video interview Maryanne answers some of the current questions in this complex international policy area.
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MERCY SOCIAL SERVICES GATHER AT PARLIAMENT HOUSE ON NDIS
Some of the Institute’s social service organisations held a round table meeting at the Australian Parliament House, Canberra in mid-February to discuss the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
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TELLING A NEW STORY
Rahamim Ecology Centre now have a regular column in Just Mercy. It is one of the ministries at the heart of the Institutes broader ecological effort.
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JOIN US IN PRAYER
During the month of March our Lenten focus is one of returning to the heart of Jesus’ teaching: to love…and love…and love again personally, nationally and globally.
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