Catherine McAuley founded the Sisters of Mercy in Ireland in 1831. The Sisters had a special concern for the education of girls and the welfare of women, something not given a high priority in society of those times.
Catherine took up leadership roles in society when it was unusual for women to be public figures. Her collaborative approach to problem solving, sound communication skills and willingness to bring God’s word to the world in a practical and caring way made her famous. The Sisters of Mercy continue to serve the needs of the poor and poor in spirit with courage and compassion.
McAuley Magic aims to support skill devlopment, and personal growth in students, while giving readers an insight into the activities McAuley House do daily.
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Relay For Life is not just about the amazing experience on the day. It’s also about the fun ways your team can raise money in the lead up to the event.
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2011 saw our first Xavier High School Team enter in the annual Albury / Wodonga Border Relay for Life. Relay for Life is a fun, outdoor overnight fundraising event for the Cancer Council Australia that brings communities together to celebrate and remember the lives of those who have battled cancer.
As a part of a joint venture we were fortunate enough to have 21 students from both the McAuley and Aquinas houses join together to participate in this very moving and for some tiring 24 hour event as a part of our house charities.
Teams were expected to have a team member taking turns walking or running laps of the North Albury football oval for a 24 hour period whilst enjoying entertainment, activities and moving ceremonies. Students and staff raised $1771.80 for the Cancer Council Australia, where money raised will support the Border’s new accommodation centre for cancer patients and their carers.