What do the Sisters of Mercy do in Australia today?

What do the Sisters of Mercy do in Australia today?

Since 2008, the Mercy Foundation has focused on ending homelessness for women, women with children and people experiencing chronic homelessness. Today, the Mercy Foundation carries on the legacy of the Sisters of Mercy North Sydney and their founder, Catherine McAuley.

How are the Sisters of Mercy still involved the community today?

The Sisters of Mercy arrived in the Hunter region in 1875 when Mother Mary Stanislaus Kenny and 10 Sisters came to Singleton, NSW. Today, the Sisters are active in diverse settings and support the many men and women who work in the services they pioneered.

What are the critical concerns of the Sisters of Mercy?

Today, that commitment is focused in five “critical concerns” that the Sisters of Mercy address through prayer; attention to personal, communal and institutional choices; education; advocacy with legislators and other government leaders; and corporate engagement.

What are the Sisters of Mercy values?

The Mercy tradition is based on the values of compassion, respect, integrity, justice, hope and joy, as inspired by Catherine McAuley, the founder of the Sisters of Mercy.

Where did the Sisters of Mercy expand?

Expansion to Victoria In 1857 the Sisters of Mercy expand into Victoria, creating the first Convent of Mercy in Fitzroy. In 1870 the Sisters construct the first wing of the Academy of Mary Immaculate in Fitzroy. With the opening of the Academy, the Sisters of Mercy become the first teaching order in Victoria.

Why are the Mercy Sisters an important part of our Catholic history in Australia?

Mercy in Australia Mother Vincent Whitty, a pioneer Sister of Mercy from Dublin initiated into religious life by our foundress Catherine McAuley, came into Brisbane in 1861 with five young companions. The sisters immediately set out to provide education to the struggling community of Irish immigrants.

How did Sisters of Mercy help?

Living Mercy There she and several companions provided food, clothing, housing and education for many of Dublin’s poor women and young girls.

Where are the Sisters of Mercy located today?

Today, the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas are located in North, Central and South America; the Caribbean; Guam and the Philippines, with more than 4,000 sisters responding faithfully to the needs of the economically poor in these countries.

What does the Sisters of Mercy do?

The Sisters of Mercy engage in a wide range of apostolic works, including education, the care of the sick in their homes and in hospitals, the care of the aged and of orphans, and other forms of social service.

What was the aim of the Sisters of Mercy?

We will relentlessly pursue our goal to get health care right. Everywhere and every way that Mercy serves, we will deliver a transformative health experience. As the Sisters of Mercy before us, we bring to life the healing ministry of Jesus through our compassionate care and exceptional service.

Why are the Mercy sisters an important part of our Catholic history in Australia?

Who are the Sisters of Mercy and what do they do?

Mercy Services is a work of the Sisters of Mercy and this heritage affects what we do and how we do it. The Sisters of Mercy grew from the response of Catherine McAuley and her companions to the call of God which they heard in the situation around them.

When did the Sisters of Mercy Singleton leave the Institute?

On 12 December 2011 the Sisters of Mercy, Singleton Congregation ceased to exist as a separate organisation and joined the Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia & Papua New Guinea. Mercy Services is proud to be owned and sponsored by this Institute.

Who is the founder of the charity Mercy?

The Central Bank of Ireland honored Mercy founder Catherine McAuley for her impact on Irish culture by putting her picture on a £5 note.

What did Catherine of Mercy do with her estate?

When the elderly couple died they left their estate to Catherine as they knew she planned to use it to help others. At 44 years of age, Catherine had the means to implement her longstanding desire to build a large house as a school for poor girls and a shelter for homeless servant girls and women.