Sisters of Mercy North Sydney
SISTERS OF MERCY NORTH SYDNEYCOOLOCK HOUSE, 29 MCLAREN STREET NORTH SYDNEY NSW 2060 (02) 9957 5040

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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.

World Day of the Sick, 11 February

10 february 2024 in Video News

Cill Dara Brid (Brigid of Kildare)

1 February 2024 in Video News

For the Gift of Diversity in the Church

18 January 2024 in Video News

Pope's Prayer for Peace in our War-torn World

2 January 2024 in Video News

57th World Day of Peace

31 December 2023 in Video News

International Migrants Day, 18 December

18 December 2023 in Video News

Human Rights Day 2023

10 December 2023 in Video News

COP28: 30 November - 12 December, Dubai, UAE

3 December 2023 in Video News

World AIDS Day, 1 December 2023

1 december 2023 in Video News

The Right to live in Peace

25 November 2023 in Video News

Mercy Internation Association
Mercy eNews - Read our weekly newsletter

News Stories

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

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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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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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