Welcome

Welcome to Adderton: house & heart of mercy, an exciting redevelopment initiative of the Sisters of Mercy Brisbane Congregation.

Opening in 2018, this multi-use exhibition, art and reflection space will be situated within one of Queensland’s oldest surviving residences, Adderton. For over 150 years, Adderton has been an important part of the social and ecclesial fabric of Brisbane and Queensland.

In 1863, Adderton, once home to the Fullerton family, became known as the All Hallows’ Convent. It is the foundation or ‘mother’ house of the Sisters of Mercy Brisbane Congregation, a community of Catholic women religious inspired by the vision of Catherine McAuley and the call of the Gospel.

Since the mid-1800s this vision of mercy has flowed from All Hallows’ Convent throughout the length and breadth of Queensland finding its expression in the areas of healthcare, education and welfare. Today, Sisters of Mercy along with their partners in ministry, continue the mercy mission of supporting vulnerable, disadvantaged and marginalised people.

In the spirit of welcome, I invite you to delve deeper into our website taking time to discover more about the redevelopment project, to read the collection of stories entitled ‘Our Working Hearts’ and engage with the unfolding vision for Adderton: house & heart of mercy.

Sr Catherine Reuter
Congregation Leader, Sisters of Mercy Brisbane Congregation

Our Vision

A place of both serenity and dynamism that welcomes visitors from all walks of life, Adderton: house & heart of mercy inspires new ideas about creativity, social justice and ethics.

Our vision is for a values-driven arts and ideas hub grounded in inclusiveness and innovation.

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