Members & Associate Members News

The following news articles are available via the various Sisters of Mercy websites from around the world. The links associated with each article will take you to their respective websites.

Back to School with Mercy’s Critical Concerns

School is back in session and Mercy Associate Mark Piper has some ways that students can embody Mercy as they begin a new year of learning.

The post Back to School with Mercy’s Critical Concerns appeared first on Connect With Mercy: The Official Blog of the Sisters of Mercy.

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Reverie on Heaven and the Feast of The Assumption of Our Lady

Thoughts on the Assumption of Mary into heaven

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Sure steps for making us great again 'and a little child shall lead them’

Imaging Mercy Today August 2018

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July Prayer Reflection 2018

“If we worked a little less and spent more time listening to the deepest desires of our own hearts what would we hear today?”

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NAIDOC Week 2018: Celebrating ATSI Women

'We will open our hearts to the cries of the poor using our energies, gifts and resources to address violence and discrimination especially for women and children, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples...' (Chapter Statement)

NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. NAIDOC Week is held in the first full week of July (8-15 July 2018). Its origins can be traced to the emergence of Aboriginal groups in the 1920′s which sought to increase awareness in the wider community of the status and treatment of Indigenous Australians.

This year's theme 'Because Of Her, We Can', pays tribute to the strength and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) women. It acknowledges these camapaigners, mentors and role models whose deeds have often gone unrecognised

Sisters of Mercy Parramatta Congregation recognises the importance of NAIDOC Week in celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island culture, talent and resilience and the opportunity this week offers us all to grow in knowledge and build relationships.

Ways to be involved in NAIDOC Week can be found here

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Congratulations Order of Australia Medal Recipient Patricia Powell RSM

Congratulations Patricia Powell RSM, on receiving an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in this year’s Australian Queen’s Birthday Honours. Patricia, who lives in Bathurst, has received the medal in recognition of her service to the Catholic Church in Australia and to the community. To read about Patricia’s wonderful work in the community  – https://www.westernadvocate.com.au/story/5458376/sr-patricia-powell-has-been-awarded-an-order-of-australia-medal/ Messages

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Sisters Voice Their Concerns About Refugee Policy

  On Friday 4 May a small group of Sisters including Jo Dillon RSM, Joan Kelleher RSM, Pauline Masters RSM and Margaret Tallon RSM, met up with a member of the Hon. Julie Bishop’s staff at her Subiaco office. The group sought to convey their concerns about the Refugee policy of the Australian Government and

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Understanding the Assumption: A Maturing in Faith

We went into the ocean on the Feast of the Assumption, believing that, through the water, Mary offered us special healing and graces on that day.

The post Understanding the Assumption: A Maturing in Faith appeared first on Connect With Mercy: The Official Blog of the Sisters of Mercy.

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Matariki - time to ask how Mercy is making a dent - and for whom

Imaging Mercy Today July 2018

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Celebrating Corpus Christi

Celebrating this feast is the expression of our belief that what Christ said and did at his last Supper with his disciples he meant us to tke them as literal truth

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June Prayer Reflection 2018

"Love is His Way, Love is His Word.".......

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World Day of Social Justice

'We will protect the  rights of the natural world...We will open our hearts to the cries of the poor' ( Chapter Statement)

20 February is World Day of Social Justice, a day specifically designated by the United Nations for member states and territories and their citizens as an occasion for awareness and action on issues requiring our attention and response. 

For Sisters of Mercy Parramatta Congregation, there are many social justice issues requiring attention and action, but we have identified the needs of Earth, Indigenous communities, refugees and asylum seekers, homelessness, the impact of poverty on women and those affected by injustice within the Church as among the most urgent.

We have identified these needs and our commitment to addressing these 'at personal, local and systemic levels through friendship, direct assistance, advocacy and research and by joining networks or partnerships with groups that have similar values and goals' in our Chapter Statement and in our participation in the Mercy International Reflection Process (MIRP). Together with Sisters of Mercy globally we have committed  to action under two key themes that emerged from MIRP: (i) displacement of persons, and (ii) degradation of Earth.

'The Mercy world has heard “the cry of Earth and the cry of the Poor” in a new way. It will respond by seeing Mercy in a new way and by daring Mercy in a new way' (MIRP Report p19)

  • Read our Chapter Statement here
  • Read the MIRP Report here

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