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Transcript of Mary Mackillop
Saint Mary MacKillop
Mary Helen MacKillop
Mary MacKillop also known as St Mary of the cross.
Was born in Fitzroy Melbourne on the 15th of January 1842.
Symbols associated with Mary MacKillop
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.
With confidence in your generous providence
and joining with Saint Mary MacKillop
we ask that you grant our request……………….
We ask that our faith and hope be fired afresh by the Holy Spirit
so that we too, like Mary MacKillop, may live with courage, trust and openness.
Ever generous God hear our prayer.
We ask this through Jesus Christ. Amen.
Mary MacKillop's feast day is the 8th of August
Patronage: Brisbane, Knights of the Southern Cross, patron saint of Australia.
We praise and thank you, O God
for this woman of faith and courage.
Mary MacKillop, a blessing to the people of God,
a woman who responded to the needs of the poor,
a woman who inspired your Church with a passion for justice
and pioneered new ways of gospel living.
Mary MacKillop was Canonised on October 17 at St Peter's Basilica, Rome. Pope Benedict XVI (16) proclaimed Mary's sainthood during the Canonisation Mass. Over 8000 pilgrims from Australia and New Zealand attended the ceremony.
Beatification Ceremony in Sydney 19 January
1926-Process for Canonisation begins. Postponed in 1931 and re-opened in 1951
When marry passed on the 8th August 1909 she was buried at the Gore Hill cemetery further north of Sydney. After her burial people began visiting her grave and removing earth for use as holy relics. As a result her body was moved to a vault before the altar of the Virgin Mary at the newly built memorial chapel in Mount Street, Sydney.
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By Claudia Diaz
Australia's only saint