Posts Tagged ‘Sisters of Mercy’

Dunedin’s Mercy Hospital day-stay facility opened Comments 0

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Staff, patients and members of the Roman Catholic community celebrated the 80th anniversary of Dunedin’s Mercy Hospital, and the opening of a new $7.5million facility on Saturday. Mercy Hospital chief executive Richard Whitney said the new Manaaki by Mercy day-stay facility would provide 1400 endoscopy and opthalmology procedures in the next year. The facility included Read more

US Sisters of Mercy summoned to Rome for clarifications Comments 0

Friday, July 8th, 2016

The Sisters of Mercy in the United States are among religious orders being asked to come to Rome for further conversation. This follows an apostolic visitation of women’s religious orders in the US several years ago. The Sisters of Mercy’s US communications director confirmed the request to visit Rome, but said there would be no further Read more

Four Sisters beaten by thugs dressed as policemen Comments 0

Friday, June 10th, 2016
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Four Sisters and two security guards were beaten up and robbed allegedly by 12 armed criminals in full police uniforms in their own house outside of Goroka in Eastern Highlands Province. The incident happened on Sunday May 8 between 9pm and 10pm in Bihute, several kilometres outside of Goroka town where the Catholic Sisters from Read more

Mercy sister still teaching singing at 101 Comments 0

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015
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A Mercy Sister is still teaching singing at 101. Sister Mary Winefride Blake was a teacher at St Mary’s College in Wellington New Zealand for many years. She says a highlight of her long career was founding St Mary’s Schola, which became a major source of entry for young singers into church choirs and other Read more

Celebrating 40 Years of Mercy Mission in Samoa Comments 0

Friday, July 6th, 2012
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Early this year, I had the best holiday of my life when the Sisters in New Zealand invited me to join them for two celebrations, one in Auckland and the second in Samoa. The occasion was the forty years of Mercy ministry to schools and clinic in that small country. For me the whole experience Read more

Vatican head says it’s not about the nuns, but about the nun’s leadership Comments 3

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012
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The attack on the Nuns is a case of perception not reality according to Vatican Cardinal William Levada, who admits to being saddened by people’s assessment of him, his office and the report on the nuns. Levada, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), insists neither he, nor the Vatican is picking on the nuns. “We’re sad if people Read more

Mercy Forum in Auckland focuses on Mercy Ministries growth Comments 0

Friday, May 25th, 2012

The growth of Mercy ministries to 2025 was the focus of a Mercy Forum held in Auckland on May 11. Around 60 directors and managers of ministries owned by Nga Whaea Atawhai o Aotearoa Sisters of Mercy New Zealand attended the one-day event. Congregation Leader Anne Campbell set the scene with her reflection on ‘Mercy, Read more

Last Sister of Mercy retires from Hospital Comments 0

Friday, November 18th, 2011

The last working Sister of Mercy at Mercy Hospital in Dunedin has retired from nursing.

Sr Chanel Hardiman, who is in her late 70s, was honoured at a farewell function at Marinoto House, in Dunedin, on Wednesday.

She entered the Sister of Mercy’s novice training in South Dunedin, aged 20, in 1953.

She told her guests much had changed during her career. Technology altered “everything”, in terms of equipment used and the job’s demands.

 

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