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Imaging Mercy Today August 2013

Nga mihi atawhai – greetings to all in Mercy! It was a privilege last month to offer the mihi of welcome to US Sister of Mercy Marilyn Lacey, founder and director of Mercy Beyond Borders, visiting these shores for the first time to deliver the 2013 Catherine McAuley Lecture. Few could fail to be impressed by the story of this slight, naturally shy sister, whose remarkable 30-year journey began in 1979 with a call for volunteers to help refugees. It’s a journey that has taken her to South Sudan, where a quarter of the world’s displaced people now live, and in more recent times to Haiti.

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