Posts Tagged ‘Sisters of Mercy’

Icon of the South began his life at the Home of Compassion

Monday, May 9th, 2022

Eulogies for a Timaru City Councillor speak of a man who started his life at the Home of Compassion and spent his life working for the benefit of others. Even as a toddler the young Terry Kennedy knew what he wanted and how to get it. His determination, persistence and stubbornness made Kennedy the man Read more

Meatless Mondays: Mercy sisters cook up recipes for a less-meat Lent

Thursday, March 5th, 2020
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From eggplant lasagna to lentil sloppy joes, the Sisters of Mercy have cooked up some of their favourite vegetarian recipes as a way to invite Catholics to join them in eating less meat this Lent — and not just on Fridays. This year, the religious congregation is extending the Lenten tradition of abstaining from meat Read more

HIV/AIDS mission: Brisbane nun laundered money

Monday, December 4th, 2017

HIV/AIDS was a killer in the 1980s. At the time Queensland’s premier, Sir Joh Bjelke-Peterson, thought it was a punishment from God. Mike Ahern, who succeeded Bjelke-Peterson as premier in 1987, claims health officials warned Bjelke-Peterson HIV/AIDS could wipe out entire Queensland communities unless action was taken. Nonetheless, Bjelke-Peterson refused to allow indigenous Australians and Read more

Dame Sister Pauline Engel – a life dedicated to education

Monday, November 27th, 2017

Sister of Mercy Dame Pauline Engel died on 15 November at North Shore Hospital in Auckland. A vigil of remembrance was held at Carmel College Hall in Milford on Sunday, November 19th. Her Requiem Mass was celebrated at St Joseph’s Church the next day. Engel was a teacher at Carmel College from 1965 to 1983. She Read more

Mercy beyond borders takes jackpot for nun

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”

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

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

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

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

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