On this day: St. Mary MacKillop

by Gerelyn Hollingsworth

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On this day we celebrate the feast of St. Mary MacKillop, Australia's first canonized saint.

Sr. Mary MacKillop, with Fr. Julian Tenison Woods, founded the Sisters of Saint Joseph of the Sacred Heart.

Click here for the text of the Mass and the Liturgy of the Hours for the Solemnity of St. Mary MacKillop.

Click here for a timeline of Mary MacKillop's life, 1842-1909.

Click here for Mary's story. If you click on Challenge, it will take you to an account of her excommunication. On some of the pages are icons of cameras. Click on those to see videos from the film "Mary". The dramatization of her excommunication is harrowing.

Click here to visit Mary's tomb and to leave a prayer request. On the same page is the link to a virtual tour of the Mary MacKillop Chapel and Tomb.

Click here for "Mary MacKillop," from Great Australian Women, by Jane Resture.

Click here to see the coins minted in honor of Australia's first canonized saint.

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