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For Pastoral Care of the Sick

During the month of July, Pope Francis invites us to pray for our brothers and sisters who receive the Anointing of the Sick.

NAIDOC Week theme

Through captivating visuals and powerful voiceovers, this video takes us on a journey to the heart of Australia's Indigenous heritage.

World Environment Day 2024

Climate change refers to long-term shifts in temperatures and weather patterns. Human activities have been the main driver of climate change, primarily due to the burning of fossil fuels like coal, oil and gas.

For Those Fleeing Their Own Countries

Let us pray that migrants fleeing from war or hunger, forced to undertake journeys fraught with danger and violence, may find welcome and new living opportunities"

World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2024

Climate change and safety and health at work

World Creativity and Innovation Day, 21 April

Creativity through music, performing arts, films, books, visual arts and design, drives our ideas and emotions often yielding an unstoppable yearning to connect to question and to be understood...

Earth Day 2024: Planet vs Plastics

Plastics are linked to elevated risks of autoimmune disorders, cancer, heart disease, respiratory problems, and more. Industry giants have known for decades, but the truth is just starting to surface.

For the Role of Women

Pope Francis'prayer intention for April 2024

Earth Hour 2024

Join us for #EarthHour on the 23rd of March, 8:30 pm local time as we unite for our one shared home

Celebrating St Patrick's Day

Celebrating Ireland’s future in the world, this message pays special tribute to the achievements and contributions from our young people, at home and overseas.

On International Women's Day

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres delivers a message for International Women's Day 2024 which is being observed 8 March under the theme: "Invest in Women: Accelerate Progress".

Cill Dara Brid (Brigid of Kildare)

Song composed for Brigid's 1500th anniversary celebrated February 1

For the Gift of Diversity in the Church

Pope Francis'prayer intention for January 2024.

57th World Day of Peace

Every January 1, the Church celebrates the World Day of Peace with a reflection from the Pope on important subjects in relation to the work of building peace.

International Migrants Day, 18 December

On International Migrants Day we reflect on and celebrate the contributions of millions of migrants worldwide.

Human Rights Day, 10 December 2023

Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 10 December 2023.

COP28: 30 November - 12 December, Dubai, UAE

COP 28, the 28th Conference of the Parties, is taking place in Dubai, United Arab Emirate, from November 30 to December 12 bringing the world together to Unite, Act and Deliver.

World AIDS Day 2023

World AIDS Day is an opportunity to reflect on the progress made to date, raise awareness about the challenges that remain to achieve the goals of ending AIDS by 2030 and mobilize all stakeholders to jointly redouble efforts to ensure the success of the HIV response.

The Right to live in Peace

Violence against women and girls remains one of the most prevalent and pervasive human rights violations in the world.

Pray for Peace in Israel and Palestine

Join us in praying for peace

For the Pope

Pope Francis’ prayer intention of the month of November is for himself — the pope.

All Saints Day & All Souls Day

All Saints Day and All Souls Day are two major celebrations in the Church’s calendar.

Skyrocketing Rental Costs Pushing Older Women into Shared Housing | 7.30

Skyrocketing rents are pushing many older single women into a type of accommodation usually associated with young adults

World Day of Migrants & Refugees

‘Sudan Balady’: A Slam Poem By Artist And Activist Emi Mahmoud

Your Voice Matters

Sisters of Mercy North Sydney Congregation support a First Nations Voice to Parliament enshrined in the Australian Constitution.

For Pastoral Care of the Sick

3 July 2024 in Video News

NAIDOC Week theme

23 June in Video News

World Refugee Day, 20 June 2024

18 June 2024 in Video News

World Oceans Day, 8 June

7 June 2024 in Video News

World Environment Day 2024

4 June in Video News

For Those Fleeing Their Own Countries

29 May 2024 in Video News

World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2024

26 April 2024 in Video News

The Last Post

25 April in Video News

World Creativity and Innovation Day, 21 April

21 April 2024 in Video News

Earth Day 2024

18 April 2024 in Video News

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News Stories

National Unity Needed to Address First Nations Challenges

14 July 2024 in News

Chair of the Bishops Commission for Relations with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, Bishop Charles Gauci, has called for all Australians to unite in addressing the critical issues faced by the...

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Students: Mercy Youth Awards Closing Soon

14 July 2024 in News

The competition closes on 5 August

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NAIDOC Week 2024

23 June 2024 in News

Celebrating and recognising the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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Plastic Free July

2 July 2024 in News

This year’s Plastic Free July campaign slogan is “Small steps, big difference”

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"Hope and Act"

29 June 2024On Thursday, 27 June in News

On Thursday 27 June, Pope Francis released his message "Hope and Act" for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, 1 September 2024.

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Living with Dignity, Free from Violence

28 June 2024 in News

A Grant by the Mercy Foundation to End Homelessness awarded to the Immigrant Women SpeakOut Association is helping migrant women who have escaped violence to turn their lives around.

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Catholic Religious Call for a National Overhaul of Child Detention Systems

26 June 2024 in News

We are a member organisation of Catholic Religious Australia (CRA) which has voiced grave concerns about the state of juvenile detention systems around the country to the National Children’s Commissioner, the Minister...

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Independent MPs Push to Make Housing a Human Right

25 June 2024 in News

Access to housing would be recognised as a human right, with the Commonwealth Government required to improve the country’s supply, under a new proposal put to Parliament.

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday, 7 July 2024

13 June 2024 in News

Resources are now available

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Winter Solstice, 21 June

20240620 in News

"Who among us truly understands the Earth's tilt and turn?" So begins the eco-poetry reflection by Grace Wells with a beautiful film score by Enda Gallery.

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World Refugee Day, 20 June 2024

18 June 2024 in News

In Australia, World Refugee Day is part of Refugee Week (16-22 June).

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Help Promote the Uluru Statement from the Heart

8 June 2024 in News

Co-chairs of Uluru Dialogues ask for assistance

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"Awaken new depths": World Oceans Day 2024

7 June 2024 in News

We live on a blue planet

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World Environment Day, 5 June

4 June 2024 in News

#GenerationRestoration

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Welcoming Winter

29 May 2024 in News

Chilly mornings, crisp air, hot coffee, bundling up... Welcoming Winter on 1 June

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National Reconciliation Week, 27 May - 3 June

26 May 2024 in News

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in...

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International Tea Day 21 May

17 May in News

This day celebrates the cultural significance and rich history of tea, a drink of great importance to all Sisters of Mercy...

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Laudato Si' Week, 19 - 26 May

19 May 2024 in News

Marking the anniversary of Pope Francis' encyclical (letter) launched in 2015

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Gifts Given to All at Pentecost

19 May 2024 in News

Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control

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Attention Students: Enter the Mercy Youth Awards!

17 May 2024 in News

This year the Mercy Youth Awards encourages students to think about the choices they make when purchasing products.

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National Volunteers Week 20-26 May

17 May 2024 in News

We continue to give thanks for all who have generously shared their skills, time and interests with our Congregational ministries over the years

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International Day of Families, 15 May

15 May 2024 in News

This day provides an opportunity to promote awareness of issues relating to families

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CRA Calls for Progress Towards a Circular Economy

11 May 2024 in News

Embrace strategies that convert our current throwaway economy into one where waste generation is avoided, finite resources are circulated, and nature is allowed to regenerate

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Grants to End Homelessness

10 May 2024 in News

Mercy Foundation recently awarded seven outstanding projects a Grant to End Homelessness

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National Domestic Violence Remembrance Day

1 May in News

We mourn the women and children who have lost their lives due to violence and we stand with victim-survivors and all people impacted by domestic and family violence.

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Rent Affordability at all-time low

26 April 2024 in News

Anglicare Australia’s Rental Affordability Snapshot 2024 surveyed over 45,000 rental across Australia and found that affordability has dropped to record lows

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ANZAC Day 2024

22 April in News

Remembering and recognising the service and sacrifice of members of the Australian Defence Forces

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Earth Day 2024: Planet vs Plastics

18 April 2024 in News

Earth Day on 22 April is a reminder of the importance of environmental conservation and sustainability

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"Sow Seeds of Hope and Peace"

17 April 2024 in News

In a world marked by epochal challenges, all of us are called to be pilgrims of hope and builders of peace writes Pope Francis

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Mercy Foundation Seeks a Modern Slavery Lead

17 April 2024 in News

Mercy Foundation is seeking a Modern Slavery Lead to join our team. We are seeking an expert on modern slavery in Australia with excellent communication skills

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Caritas Australia Campaign: A Safer World for All

16 April in News

Caritas Australia, the Catholic Church's international aid and development agency in Australia, is calling on our political leaders to "act now to build a safer world for all"."

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Tragedy at Bondi

14 April in News

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of the mass shooting at Westfield's Bondi Junction shopping centre and their families, friends, colleagues and neighbours, all of whom are devastated by this

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World Art Day 2024

11 April 2024 in News

World Art Day on 15 April promotes the development, diffusion and enjoyment of art.

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68th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women Concludes

6 April 2024 in News

At CSW68, governments, civil society organizations, experts and activists from across the world came together to agree on actions and investments that can end women’s poverty and advance gender equality.

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World Health Day 2024

6 April 2024 in News

Celebrated annually on 7 April with a specific health topic of concern to people all over the world.

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Wage Rise Key to Keeping Australians out of Poverty: Bishops

3 April 2024 in News

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has argued for a 4.9 per cent rise in the national minimum wage. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

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Happy Easter!

31 Wishing you the joy of Easter hopeMarch in News

Wishing you the joy and hope of Easter

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Holy Week 24-31 March

23 March 2024 in News

Holy Week... the Journey begins

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Earth Hour

18 March 2024 in News

The event is held annually, encouraging the individuals, communities, and businesses to give an hour for Earth,

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Choose Good Chocolate this Easter

21 March 2024 in News

Much of the chocolate sold in Australia is made using cocoa beans picked by children, many of whom have been enslaved, or forced to work in exploitative conditions

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Leveraging Water for Peace

20 March 2024 in News

The theme of World Water Day 2024 is ‘Water for Peace’.

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National Closing the Gap Day

21 March 2024 in News

Join the campaign for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health equality within a generation.

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Welcoming Autumn

18 March 2024 in News

Cooler weather, falling leaves, the beauty in letting go...

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Happy St Patrick's Day!

15 March in News

St Patrick is one of the patron saints of the Sisters of Mercy.

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8 March is International Women's Day

01 March 2024 in News

The campaign theme for International Women's Day 2024 is "Inspire Inclusion"

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Celebrating Three Years of Australian Women Preach Podcast

1 March 2024 in News

Australian Women Preach, the podcast amplifying women’s voices in preaching, proudly celebrates its 3rd anniversary on International Women’s Day 2024!

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Join Us on Open Day at Monte!

27 February 2024 in News

College Open Day is on Sunday 10 March 2024 from 9:30am – 1:30pm

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Monte Sant' Angelo Mercy College Handover Ritual

27 February 2024 in News

Ritual of handover held 2 February 2024

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Clean Up Australia Day

25 February in News

Take concrete action on 3 March in the care of our common home

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People are Dying on our Streets. Do we Really Care?

25 February 2024 in News

Mercy Foundation reports on The Guardian Australia's findings

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Closing the Gap Report

23 February 2024the Commonwealth Closing the Gap 2023 Annual Report and 2024 Implementation Plan on 13 February 2024. in News

Closing the Gap report is a wake-up call to us all for renewed action

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World Day of Social Justice

19 February 2024 in News

The World Social Justice Day is observed on 20 February to commemorate and urge all efforts to combat unemployment, social exclusion, and poverty

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The Season of Lent

11 February 2024 in News

Ash Wednesday, 13 February, marks the beginning of the 40 days of the Lenten season

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Anniversary of the Apology to Australia's Indigenous Peoples

11 February 2024 in News

It is 16 years (2008) since the Apology was given on 13 February

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Commencement of Lunar New Year

10 February 2024 in News

Happy Lunar (Chinese) New Year to all who celebrate it!

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International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking, 8 February

7 February 2024 in News

Human trafficking and modern slavery is an area of concern for the Mercy Foundation.

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World Cancer Day, 4 February

2 February in News

4 February is World Cancer Day.

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Brigid: A Woman, A Life, A Legacy

31 January in News

St Brigid is one of the patron saints of the Sisters of Mercy

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Harmony in Pink Gala 2024: Empowering African Women, Building Capacity, Providing Care for All.

22 January 2024 in News

The African community confronts persistent ingrained barriers to early detection, hindering timely management of cancer.

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Social Justice Small Grants Program is Open

18 January 2023 in News

The Mercy Foundation is now accepting applications for the Social Justice Small Grants Program

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News from the Mercy Foundation

03 in News

Read the latest newsletter from the Mercy Foundation

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Happy New Year !

31 December 2023 in News

Wishing you peace, love, good health and happiness throughout 2024.

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Supporting Fair Work Legislation

5 December in News

CRA Supports the Fair Work Legislation (Closing Loopholes) Bill 2023.

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Watch Christmas on the Mount 2023

4 December 2023 in News

Scenes from The second annual Christmas on the Mount held at Monte Sant' Angelo Mercy College

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The Season of Advent

3 December in News

The four weeks of Advent commence today, Sunday, 3 December

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16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, 25 November - 10 December

25 November in News

Violence against women and girls remains one of the most prevalent and pervasive human rights violations in the world.

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Remembrance day

11 November in News

At 11am on 11 November 1918, the guns of the Western Front fell silent after more than four years of continuous warfare.

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10 years of Home in a Box!

7 November 2023 in News

Home in a Box provides formerly homeless people with the essential items that make a house a home.

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Christmas on the Mount

6 November 2023 in News

Monte Sant' Angelo Mercy College warmly invites you to attend Christmas on the Mount 2023.

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Poverty and Australian housing

25 October 2023 in News

Housing plays a substantive role in experiences of poverty.

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Mercy Foundation Grants to End Homelessness Now Open

20 October 2023 in News

Expressions of interest close 27 November 2023

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World Day of Prayer for Peace

19 October 2023 in News

A day of fasting, penance and prayer for peace in the world.

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Now is a Time for Healing.

15 October 2023 in News

Statement from Reconciliation Australia

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YES for a Better Future

113 October 2023 in News

"Open your hearts", asks Professor Megan Davis

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Invitations to Prayer Pre and Post the Referendum

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Join Prayer Gatherings in person and online relating to the Referendum

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Three Days to Go

12 October 2023 in Video News

Listen to Professor Megan Davis

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Mercy Foundation says YES to the Voice

011 October 2023 in News

The Mercy Foundation strongly supports a constitutionally enshrined Voice to Parliament.

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Follow the Synod

2 October 2023 in News

From October 4-29, delegates representing bishops, priests, religious and lay people from around the world are meeting in Rome to discuss issues of vital importance to the Catholic Church.

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Issues around Voice are Moral, not just Political

27 September 2023 in News

Australia’s Catholic bishops say the issues surrounding the proposed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice “are not just political”, but are also “moral and ethical”, in a statement ahead of next month’s...

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Mercy Day, 24 September

22 September in News

Mercy Day—September 24—is the anniversary of the opening of the first “House of Mercy” in 1827 in Dublin, Ireland, the initiative of Catherine McAuley.

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Upcoming Public Forum to Explore Radical Inclusion in Modern Church

18 September 2023 in News

With the upcoming global Synod on Synodality just weeks away, Catalyst for Renewal, in cooperation with Catholic Religious Australia, is inviting participants to a public forum entitled, ‘What does radical inclusion really...

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International Survey of Catholic Women

16 September 2023 in News

New analysis of the world-first International Survey of Catholic Women has found widespread support for Church reform.

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Celebrate Creation

15 September 2023 in News

The Season of Creation (1 September - 4 October) calls us to reflect on our relationship with the environment and to take better care of both people and the planet.

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Welcoming Autumn

18 March 2024 in News

Cooler weather, falling leaves, the beauty in letting go

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Mercy Day Celebrations 2020

8 October 2020 in News

Joyful celebrations marked Mercy Day with a memorable prayer service and lunch at Stormanston House. The day recognised 155 years of the Sisters of Mercy North Sydney, 145 years of Monte Sant’...

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Listen To The Wind

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“Listen to the wind, it talks. Listen to the silence, it speaks. Listen to your heart, it knows.” ― Native American Proverb

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Listen To The Silence

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As COVID-19 continues to leave its tragic indelible mark across all ages, races, cultures and socio- economic groups around the world, we are asked to consider and speak out for the often...

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Listen To Your Heart

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A reflection from Angela Reed RSM, MIA Global Action Coordinator at the UN taken from the Mercy Global Newsletter, May/June, Volume 4/ Issue 6...

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Laudato si’ Week

19th May 2020 in News

Ecology was not a term with which Catherine McAuley could have been familiar. However, many of her sayings and comments reveal the basic principles underlying her sense of the “world”…

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Winner of the National Heritage Award 2019 (Category - Education and Interpretation)

14 May 2019 in News

'OUR STORY' SISTERS OF MERCY NORTH SYDNEY MISSION AND HERITAGE CENTRE - On Friday, 10 May, 2019 a luncheon ceremony was held in Sydney to announce the winners of the National Trust...

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A Prayer for Our Common Home

April 2019 in News

Whenever we fail to care for our brothers and sisters in creation, the way is opened to destruction, and hearts are hardened... Lord, grant that all who have positions of responsibility in...

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Our newest artistic expression of Mercy - a sculpture of Catherine McAuley

27 September 2018 in News

'The Offering' - Sculpture of Catherine McAuley is blessed

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Preserving and Sharing Our Mission and Heritage

19 June 2018 in News

The Mercy Mission and Heritage Centre, honouring the history and transformational works of the Sisters of Mercy North Sydney, was opened in historic Stormanston House in May.

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How Blessed are We

30 May 2017 in News

While at Baggot Street in Dublin earlier this month, Loreto Conroy RSM, Congregation Leader of the Sisters of Mercy North Sydney, was given a cup and saucer which belonged to Catherine McAuley,...

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Mercy Leaders Meet in Dublin

30 May 2017 in News

Early this month, Mercy Leaders from around the world came together for the Annual General Meeting in Dublin. The photograph above shows all the Mercy Leaders at the AGM. Missing from the...

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The 2017 'Blue and Blue Lunch'

26 May 2017 in News

'Agents of Change Leading from the Front Line': On 19 May 2017, at the Monte Sant' Angelo Mercy College's 'Blue and Blue Lunch', two remarkable Monte women, Captain Catherine Wallis, the Commandant...

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Pilgrimage - Sisters are interviewed by Year 7 Monte Sant' Angelo Mercy College Students

4 May 2017 in News

Earlier this month, a number of the Sisters of Mercy North Sydney were interviewed by Year 7 students of Monte Sant' Angelo Mercy College, North Sydney, and stories were shared, as the...

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Gabrielle Flood RSM celebrates

7 April 2017 in News

Gabrielle Flood RSM recently celebrated a very special occasion, her 90th birthday, with her Mercy family.

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McQuoin Park Hosts ‘Mercy International Reflection Process’ Stage Two

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On Friday 3 June 2016 the Sisters of Mercy North Sydney from McQuoin Park Waitara participated in Stage Two of the Mercy International Reflection Process (MIRP).

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Mercy Family Centre Reunion May 2016

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On 28 May 2016, 40 guests who were previous Mercy Family Centre staff attended a reunion at Stormanston House organised by Sr Miriam RSM.

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Pentecost Celebrations 2016

17 May 2016 in News

On Saturday 14 May 2016, more than thirty SIsters of Mercy North Sydney and friends gathered for a Pentecostal Liturgy and Celebration at the Monte Sant' Angelo Mercy Chapel and afterwards for...

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Mercy at the United Nations visits North Sydney

10th January 2016 in News

Recently, our North Sydney Community welcomed Sr Denise Boyle FMDM, the Assistant Director of Mercy Global Action of Mercy International Association and SR Aine O’Connor RSM, the United Nations (UN) Mercy Global...

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The Mercy Walk “Voyage” Unveiled

11th November 2015 in News

On Mercy Day, 2015 the Sisters of Mercy North Sydney came together with Monte Sant’ Angelo Mercy College students and staff to celebrate with a special Liturgy followed by the official blessing...

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150 years of the Sisters of Mercy North Sydney

5th March 2015 in News

Elizabeth McQuoin made her vows in 1851 in Liverpool, England and was given the name of Sr Ignatius.

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