Mary MacKillop


Mary MacKillop

Mary MacKillop: Australia's first canonised saint was born in Brunswick St Fitzroy, a suburb of Melbourne on 15 January 1842.

Mary MacKillop (15 January 1842 – 8 August 1909) now known as Saint Mary of the Cross was a Roman Catholic nun who founded the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart and a number of schools and welfare institutions concentrating on education for the poor.

Australia’s First Saint Mary MacKillop


Saint Mary MacKillop was Canonised on October 17 at St Peter's Basilica, Rome. Pope Benedict XVI proclaimed Mary's sainthood during the Canonisation Mass. Over 8000 pilgrims from Australia and New Zealand attended the ceremony.

Melbourne celebrated of Australia’s First Saint Mary MacKillop at the Royal Exhibition Building on October 17, 2010 in an event hosted by The Sisters of St Joseph together with the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne.

The festivities began at 11am with a celebratory public mass held at St Patrick’s Cathedral, East Melbourne. At 2pm, celebrations continued in Brunswick Street, Fitzroy (Mary’s birthplace) with a colourful street parade to the Royal Exhibition Building.

There was an official welcome in the Exhibition Gardens, including a ‘welcome to country’, followed by a festival in the gardens.

At 7pm the Canonisation ceremony began with a live broadcast inside the venue, with large screens also relaying the ceremony within the Exhibition Gardens.

 
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