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.

Brisbane Sister of Mercy celebrates her 100th Birthday

Sr Maria Teresa Shanahan, a Sister of Mercy of the Brisbane Congregation, celebrated her 100th Birthday on 27 November. 

Birthday celebrations were held at Bethesda, Mercy Aged Care Services, Nudgee, where Maria Teresa is a much loved resident. The spacious area outside the Chapel had been transformed into a place of celebration, and Sisters and residents gathered to share morning tea, tell stories, pray a blessing, followed by the traditional cake cutting.

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Bermondsey 175th anniversary celebrations

Celebrations in Southwark Cathedral

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Is “The Sisterhood” Reality?

Okay, so it's reality TV. But who defines the reality of The Sisterhood, the docu-series that premièred on Lifetime last night? The show claims to offer a glimpse at convent reality, but as one of the sisters readily admits, this is NOT the usual process of deciding to become a sister. In real reality it's a long, prayerful process and very much based on the individual woman.

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CRA National Lament Week of Prayer and Prophetic Witness

Catholic Religious Australia invites you to participate in the National Lament Week of Prayer and Prophetic Witness from 1st Sunday of Advent, 30th November to 2nd Sunday of Advent, 7th December.

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Touch Ireland and Mercy join hands

A “Meitheal” of Touch Ireland volunteers from many corners of Ireland arrived in McLoughlan’s Container Warehouse, Carrick-on-Shannon on Saturday 27th July 2014. Within a few hours a 40 foot container with contents for dispatch was sorted, itemised etc..

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Local, global days of grace for Mercy

Imaging Mercy Today November 2014

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November Reflection 2014

Sweet Mercy! – soothing, patient, kind ......

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Celebrations of Two Great Ministries

The week of October 26 has been one of celebration in St. John's, NL.

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Finding Hope When It Hurts - Mercy Sister Shares Research at World Congress on Pain

The World Congress on Pain, conducted by the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), is a biannual, international event which focusses on pain research and treatment. Drawing up to 6,000 attendees from around the world, the Congress allows participants and presenters the opportunity to engage in education, information sharing and networking, to further their work in various areas related to pain research and treatment. Over the course of the Congress, 2,000 posters will be displayed.

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The Back of the Yards, part 2: In the Students’ Words

At the end of the semester, my students reflected on their experience in the nonviolence class at Saint Xavier University, which connected them with youth in the Back of the Yards neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois, a community struggling with poverty, unemployment, gangs and drug trafficking.

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