Posts Tagged ‘Mercy Sisters’

Mercy sisters honored for efforts to help New Hampshire end death penalty

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

A group of Mercy sisters has been honored by the New Hampshire Coalition Against the Death Penalty for the key role they played in making New Hampshire the 21st state in the country to abolish the death penalty. Sisters Eileen Brady, Mary Ellen Foley and Madonna Moran received the recognition on behalf of their community Read more

Mercy Sister NZ’s top vege gardener

Friday, October 5th, 2012

NZ Gardener Magazine Awards has named Sister Rosemary Revell as “Best Vege Gardener” for 2012. She is now one of 10 finalists for the overall prize of New Zealand’s top gardener. This is decided by public vote. “As far as I am concerned any prizes would go to the garden and to help others start their Read more

Celebrating 40 Years of Mercy Mission in Samoa

Friday, July 6th, 2012

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

Last Sister of Mercy retires from Hospital

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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Sisters of Mercy leaving Hokitika after 133 years

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

After a 133-year unbroken association with Hokitika, the Sisters of Mercy are to withdraw from the town.
Sr Mary Cosgrove is the sole remaining resident at the Sisters of Mercy House, in Stafford Street behind St Mary’s Church, but with the house up for sale she is due to move to Canterbury once it sells.
Sr Mary spent 18 years in Hokitika, from 1975 to 1984, before moving to Ashburton as a pastoral education assistant, but she said she felt a calling to come back to Hokitika two and a half years ago.
“I principally came here as a support person for Sr Eulalie Martini, who died earlier in the year at 102 years.”

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Mercy Sisters Celebrate 150 years in Wellington

Friday, June 10th, 2011

This coming Sunday, 14 June Nga Whaea Atawhai o Aotearoa Sisters of Mercy New Zealand are celebrating 150 years in the Wellington and Palmerston North dioceses. It all began with two professed Sisters and a postulant who came in 1861 from Auckland following a request from Bishop Viard to Bishop Pompallier. Over the years 510 Read more

Vodafone Foundation grant for Te Waipuna Puawai

Friday, April 1st, 2011

A Vodafone Foundation grant to Te Waipuna Puawai will enable it to run a support programme for young mothers to enhance connectedness and life skills, increase understanding of parenting skills, provide support in planning for the future and increase awareness of Whare Tapa Wha. Te Waipuna Puawai is a flagship project of the Sisters of Read more