Posts Tagged ‘Sisters of Mercy’

Mercy beyond borders takes jackpot for nun Comments 1

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Mercy Sister Marilyn Lacey has received a major award for her work in South Sudan and Haiti. Regis University in Denver presented Lacey the Opus Prize. The prize includes a cash award of one million dollars. Lacey’s organisation, called “Mercy Beyond Borders,” provides educational and economic help as well as job training to over 1,400 Read more

Mercy Sisters organise rally outside parliament “shelter for all” Comments 0

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

About 500 people, mostly schoolchildren, gathered outside Parliament Tuesday to call on the government to do more to tackle homelessness. The hikoi was organised by the Catholic institute Ngā Whaea Atawhai o Aotearoa Sisters of Mercy, and used the rallying cry “shelter for all”. Sisters from the institute also met with Cabinet ministers Paula Bennett Read more

Nuns and prisoners reconciled after violent attack Comments 1

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

Prisoners at Bihute jail near Goroka in Papua New Guinea have reconciled with Sisters of Mercy. The reconciliation means that the sisters will resume their programs inside the jail. They were stopped earlier in the year after an attack on the  sisters’ residence. In April, 12  armed men drove into the Sisters of Mercys’ compound Read more

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

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

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

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

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