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4th Oct 2020

Feast of St Francis of Assisi, October 4

St Francis befriends the cricket saying, ‘sing my sister cricket and praise your Creator with a joyful song …&rsquo

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30th Sep 2020

Mercy Moments: for the earth and future generations

Learning a new way of dwelling in our common home   Read Mercy Moments issue 105:  For the earth and future g

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23rd Sep 2020

Feast of Our Lady of Mercy, 2020

Mercy Day, 25 September 2020 – honouring the Venerable Catherine McAuley In the spirit of the Season of

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17th Sep 2020

Mercy Moments: Like a tree

During this Season of Creation we focus on another aspect of the natural world: trees   Read Mercy Moments iss

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19th Aug 2020

Mercy Moments: in praise of green spaces

In praise of gardens and green spaces   Read issue 102:  In praise of gardens and green spaces The natural

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11th Aug 2020

Feast of St Clare of Assisi

Feast of St Clare of Assisi – 11 August On this special day let us remember particularly the stories of our foremot

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8th Aug 2020

Feast Day of St Mary MacKillop

Feast of St Mary of the Cross, 8 August   Saint Mary founded the Sisters of Saint Joseph of the Sacred He

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5th Aug 2020

Mercy Moments: we are all in this together

The human roots of the ecological crisis   Read issue 101:  We are all in this together In Laudato Si'

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22nd Jul 2020

Mercy Moments issue 100 is now available

A place of shelter, shade and protection   Read issue 100:  In the garden Gardens are good for the soul an

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7th Jul 2020

Mercy Moments issue 99 is now available

Abuse of creation is a sin   Read issue 99:  It's a sin We are challenged to review our definition of

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1st Jul 2020

New Mercy Partners ministry

Mercy Partners is pleased to announce the formation of our new Catholic health ministry, Mater.  From 1 July 2020, o

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24th Jun 2020

Mercy Moments issue 98 is now available

Living in community   Read issue 98:  Community of life We reflect on the transformation that occurs when

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11th Jun 2020

Mercy Moments issue 97 is now available

Rediscovering a theological vision of the natural world   Read issue 97:  Leading us back to the Creator E

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29th May 2020

Pentecost Sunday 2020

Pentecost Sunday, 31 May 2020 In a world that needs light, warmth, connection and creativity more than ever ... Let us rejoic

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27th May 2020

Mercy Moments issue 96 is now available

Big change in extremes   Read issue 96:  Big change in extremes We are all in this together! Let's sup

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25th May 2020

Remembering Australia's Stolen Generations

National Sorry Day: we're in this together! Tuesday 26 May marks the twenty-third year since 1997's Bringing the

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21st May 2020

Feast of St Rita of Cascia

Prayer for St Rita On May 22, we commemorate the death in 1457 of Rita of Cascia, Patroness of Impossible Causes, who was can

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13th May 2020

Mercy Moments issue 95 is now available

The poor and the earth are crying out!   Read more in issue 95:  The poor and the earth are crying out! As

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6th May 2020

Feast of Elizabeth Hayes

Prayer for Elizabeth Hayes On May 6 we commemorate the death in 1894 of Elizabeth Hayes, Franciscan woman and founder&nb

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29th Apr 2020

Mercy Moments issue 94 is now available

The way forward is back   Read more in issue 94:  The way forward is back In our quest for ecological sust

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23rd Apr 2020

ANZAC Day

ANZAC Day, 25 April 2020 On this solemn day, we remember the fallen. Image © Pixabay  

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23rd Apr 2020

Nano Nagle, The Lady of the Lantern

The Venerable Nano Nagle, 1718–1784 As we remember the death of Presentation Sisters foundress Nano Nagle on 26 April 1

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22nd Apr 2020

International Mother Earth Day

Living in harmony with all creation on the fiftieth anniversary of Earth Day Earth Day is celebrated each year on 22 April. T

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7th Apr 2020

Easter reflection

The empty tomb Emptiness is touching us all. Globally we have seen images of empty streets, shelves, restaurants, clubs a

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18th Mar 2020

St Joseph's Day Prayer

St Joseph's Prayer – 19 March Who are we responsible for? Ourselves, our family, our community, our health?

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17th Mar 2020

St Patrick's Day prayer

St Patrick's Prayer, 17 March I arise today through a mighty strength,  the invocation of the Trinity,  Throu

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16th Mar 2020

Update: Mercy Partners events

Update on Mercy Partners events going forward Due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, Mercy Partners Council has put

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15th Mar 2020

Harmony Week 2020

Prayer for Harmony Week Harmony Week 2020 commences Sunday 15 March, culminating in Harmony Day on Saturday 21

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13th Mar 2020

Mercy Partners Mission Leaders’ Gathering

On Care for Our Common Home: linking Catholic values with sustainable action Mercy Partners 2020 Mission Leaders’

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19th Feb 2020

Lenten Moments: supporting the call to ecological conversion

This Lent, we focus on Laudato Si’ and take to heart Pope Francis' exhortation to care for our common home.

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14th Feb 2020

Mercy Partners Place

Opening and blessing of Mercy Partners Place On Thursday 13 February, we joyfully celebrated the opening and blessing of Merc

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13th Feb 2020

Boards Chairs’ Forum

Mercy Partners 2020 Board Chairs' Forum Mercy Partners Council, Executives and Ministry Board Chairs met on Thursday 13 F

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25th Nov 2019

Advent 2019

Advent: the sacredness of birth and life During Advent we celebrate the gift of life and recognise the sacred i

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21st Nov 2019

Presentation Day

A Presentation Day blessing Happy Presentation Day to the Presentation Sisters with whom we work and the staff, students an

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14th Nov 2019

Mercy Partners Foundation Day

Mercy Partners Foundation Day, 14 November Celebrating the People We Are On 14 November 2008, Mercy Partners was decla

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11th Nov 2019

We remember Catherine McAuley

The Spirit of Catherine We remember Catherine McAuley on the anniversary of the death in 1841. Having experienced the love

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2nd Nov 2019

All Souls' Day

All Souls' Day – 2 November, 2019 Today our heart’s rhythm has a bittersweet beat as memories of loss a

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1st Nov 2019

All Saints' Day

All Saints' Day – 1 November, 2019 We are all called to become saints!  God of light, As we journey

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17th Nov 2016

YEAR OF MERCY CLOSING RITUAL

A Ritual for the Closing of the Year of Mercy The Year of Mercy will come to an official end on Sunday November 20 (the Feast

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13th May 2016

PENTECOST SUNDAY

Pentecost Sunday is often called the birthday of the Church. For the ancient Israelites, Pentecost (meaning ‘fiftieth&r

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15th May 2015

YEAR OF MERCY

Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy Pope Francis has proclaimed an Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy starting on th

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21st Nov 2014

Presentation Day, 2015

Presentation Day Marlette Black pbvm says, “Nano Nagle, the foundress of the Presentation Sisters, had two major d

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24th Oct 2014

Leadership Formation Retreat

Catholic Identity The Leadership Formation Program on Catholic Identity was held at Robertson Garden” Brisbane from Oct

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