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10 Amazing Facts about Mary Mackillop
Transcript of 10 Amazing Facts about Mary Mackillop
Mary MacKillop was born on 15 January 1842 in Melbourne, Victoria. Her parents were born in Scotland and came to live in Australia. She had three sisters and four brothers.
Mary went to work as a teacher in a little country town in South Australia called Penola. There she met Father Julian Tenison Woods who also wanted to do something for the poor children
Father Julian Tenison Woods
On 19 March 1866 (St Joseph’s Day) Mary started to wear a simple black dress and began working with the sisters of st Joseph .
Marys Parents :
Her father was Alexander Mackillop and her mother was Flora MacDonald.
Mary MacKillop was kind to all people, even if they did not agree with her. She died on 8 August 1909 in Alma Cottage,
North Sydney. Mary helped many people during her lifetime and after she died, the Sisters of St Joseph kept on doing the good work she had started.
Mary's parents were born in located,Scotland.her father Alexander Mackillop was an educated and energetic man who defended his faith against the often an to catholic sentiments of the day. Although he was a good man at heart. Alexander's financial situation was often very unstable.
Mary was born on January 15 1842 during a time of great spiritual upheaval. The Stephens Act of 1872 was running the lives of Catholics in Australia through the system of education. Mary's life was spent in the battle for the establishment of true catholic schools and other charitable institutions in Australia but in different countries around the world.
Ever generous God,
You inspired saint Mary Mackillop
To live her life faithful to the gospel of Jesus Christ and constant in bringing hope and encouragement to those who were disheartened lonely or needy.
Mary MacKillop kept her faith in God and bravely challenged those who did not support her vision for a more caring world. Mary is an important Australian who spent her life helping people, especially children. She is Australia’s first Saint.
In Adelaide they opened a place for women who had nowhere to live, an orphanage for children who had no parents to look after them and a house where poor people could come and stay. The Sisters visited people who were in gaol and those who were poor and sick.
I hope you learnt so more about Mary Mackillop
from Adeline Richardson and Sophie Blanshard
the song was You Raise Me Up