A Just and Merciful World

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Sisters of Mercy Wiri


Sister Anne Hurley and Sister Margaret Martin live and work in Wiri, a small largely state housing area just south of the Manukau City Centre.

The Gospels, Catholic social teaching and the charism of the Sisters of Mercy inform our practice. We belong to Nga Whaea Atawhai o Aotearoa Sisters of Mercy New Zealand, a Catholic religious congregation of women.

We have over 25 years experience in social justice, community action and social service provision. As community social workers and advocates we participate in processes to influence those who exercise power and make decisions affecting the lives of others, raise awareness of current issues, encourage neighbourhood and community participation and support local initiatives.

The uneasy tension between charity and justice is a question we grapple with regularly. While social provision is needed it is the social justice and community action aspects of our ministry that offers people the most hope.
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Our Services

Services include
  • Advocacy
  • housing and tenancy concerns
  • responding to immediate need
  • supporting family/whanau and children
  • assistance with filling out forms and referee declarations
  • home visits and prison visits
  • information and referral

Seasons for Growth Programme

We facilitate the Seasons for Growth adult programme which works with people to help them understand and express... Read more>>

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Our Mission

To work with the poor,
especially women and children,
to build positive relationships that strengthen families and communities and
to join with others for a just and compassionate society.

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