December 08, 2015
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.
Greetings and reflections in word and images for the feast of Corpus Christ
With a big effort to absorb our incredulity and our maturity we decided we would walk through the Holy Door in Rome in this Year of Mercy.
Celeste Repp—a future Sister of Mercy—was a Catholic schoolgirl in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, during the eve of the Civil War. The 13-year-old, penning compositions in French in a female academy in 1859-60, had no idea that war was about to sweep away much of the world she held dear. Nor could she have imagined that […]
Catholic College Bendigo recently blessed a new multi-purpose area
The recent London Mayoral Assembly held at the Olympic Park Stratford....
Imaging Mercy Today May 2016
On Friday 22 April, the sod was turned for McAuley College, Beaudesert, the newest Catholic school in the Archdiocese of Brisbane. Archbishop Mark Coleridge, Archbishop of Brisbane blessed the new site assisted by Father Michael McKeaton, Parish Priest of St Mary’s Parish. Foundation Principal of McAuley College is Mrs Deidre Young, formerly Principal of St Marys College, Ipswich. Pam Betts, Executive Director of Brisbane Catholic Education acknowledged the presence of the Sisters of Mercy saying “Just a few years ago All Hallows' and then St Mary’s College Ipswich celebrated 150 years and today our newest secondary college carries the name of their founder.“
From the First Peoples of this land, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, whose rich cultural heritage enriches our nation, to the unique cultures of all "those who have come across the seas" since, we have much to celebrate and honour.
This Harmony Day, our Congregation Centre staff and sisters will celebrate the cultural diversity of our workplace which includes Members with cultural links to Ireland, Malta, China, England, and Liberia.
To read more about Harmony Day 2016, please visit the Harmony Day Website.
Join our online Global Mercy Pilgrimage, 3 March - 3 April
In 1918, as the United States mobilized soldiers to fight in World War I, the influenza pandemic struck. The disease was unusual in that it hit younger, healthier populations especially hard—in particular, young soldiers in military training camps. In desperate need of nurses, one Catholic chaplain turned to the Sisters of Mercy for help.