In recent weeks, more than forty-five residents of Mercy Aged Care Services at Nudgee have moved from the Cottages to the new facility, Bethesda. Among the residents are twenty Sisters of Mercy and four Sisters of St Joseph. Sisters, family members and aged care staff gave expression to countless acts of kindness in the packing and unpacking and the creative organising of precious possessions in preparation for and during the move. All are now settling into their new home, and while each resident has experienced much kindness personally, kindness and empathy is very evident as the group cares for each other and welcomes all who visit. Enjoying each others company following morning tea are Sisters Lourdes Moylan, Carmel Quinlivan, Lorraine Barry, Mary Sellen and Maureen Skippington.
It is the hope of Catherine Reuter rsm, Congregation Leader Sisters of Mercy Brisbane Congregation, that “throughout the next five years our living and leadership will be characterised by kindness and by listening, empathy, healing, awareness, foresight and commitment to the growth and building of community”. She continued “It is through fostering connections that it is just so simple to be kind and build something together.”
Photo: Sisters Lourdes Moylan, Carmel Quinlivan, Lorraine Barry, Mary Sellen and Maureen Skippington