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We now move into September and respond to the call for all Christians to see this time as a Season of Creation. Pope Francis has called on us all to see Christ as both our Brother and as the Cosmic Christ, redeeming all of creation.  We see God our Father as the author of all life.  Pope Francis has called us to see all of our life – whether it be from an ecological perspective, from an economic stance, political or social positions – to see it all as having a spiritual dimension.

During the four Sundays of September we are all encouraged to respect the whole of creation around us, to look appreciatively at our own local situation and to draw inspiration for cherishing our world by using authors such as Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955) and Thomas Berry (1914 – 2009) to deepen our understanding of the evolving cosmos.

May we all take time during this special month to discovering the great depth and mystery of this planet that we call “Home”.

Sr Colette Cronin, Institute Leader

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St Mary’s Primary School with their school song!

Subject: Our School Music Video Final https://jwp.io/s/UMphuFqp    

Time for a Change

Recently (July 2021) we have received an email from The Better Way enterprise, which makes for some interesting reading about how we can help each other…

Global Divestment Announcement

Global Divestment Announcement   For many years now we have been made aware of the negative impact on the climate caused by the burning of fossil…

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The first Chapter of our original rule written in Catherine’s own handwriting states the original purpose for our existence as Sisters of Mercy.

The Sisters admitted to this Religious Congregation besides attending to their own perfection which is the principal end of all Religious Institutes should also have in view what is the peculiar characteristic of this

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