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MAC KILLOP, Mary Helen

Born: 15/1/1842

Died: 8/8/1909

Special Achievements:

17 Oct 2010 - Australia's first Catholic saint - Saint Mary MacKillop of the Cross - Canonized in Vatican City by Pope Benedict XVI.
2001 Victorian Honour Roll of Women.

Additional Information:

n 1867 Mary MacKillop and Father Julian Woods formed the first religious Order by an Australian - the Order of the Sisters of St Joseph in Adelaide ("Joeys").

In 1995 the Pope pronounced her "Blessed," a saint for Australia and New Zealand.


Resources

  • Image - Mary MacKillop

    File:Mary MacKillop.jpg

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  • References

    Nugent, Maria.  (2002).  Women’s Employment and Professionalism in Australia:  Histories, Themes and Places.  Canberra, ACT:  Australia Heritage Commission, p. 74.
    ST JOSEPH’S CONVENT AND CHAPEL
    “Associated with Mary MacKillop and the work of the Sisters of St Joseph.  Nuns received training for teaching and other work.”


  • References

    Nugent, Maria.  (2002).  Women’s Employment and Professionalism in Australia:  Histories, Themes and Places.  Canberra, ACT:  Australia Heritage Commission, p. 74.
    ST MARY’S DOMINICAN CONVENT
    “Earliest sections of the convent were built as a poor school, and were associated with Mary McKillop and J. E. Tension Woods, who founded the Institute of The Sisters of St Joseph.”