St. Mary MacKillop

Saturday 17 October marks ten years since the canonisation of Saint Mary of the Cross MacKillop. To celebrate Mary?s wonderful life and legacy, the Sisters of Saint Joseph of the Sacred Heart have produced a number of prayers and videos, and are holding a global vigil in her honour. On 16 October 2020 at 8pm AEST, the Sisters invite everyone to take part in Courage Hour, a global vigil of deep peace, prayer, and an invitation to follow Mary?s lead and ?Take Fresh Courage?. St Mary?s Melbourne: Take a walk around the city of Australia?s first saint As a child of Melbourne, St Mary MacKillop spent her first 18 years in and around Melbourne in places like Fitzroy, Darebin Creek, Merri Creek, Clunes, Glenroy, Collingwood and Shamrock Street in Richmond. During her time in the city, where did she go? What did she see? Click here to see a list of some places Mary frequented around Melbourne. 15 things you didn?t know about St Mary MacKillop Mary MacKillop was born on Brunswick Street, Fitzroy. She lived in 18 houses over a period of 15 years. She spent her mission activity largely in the north-eastern parts of Melbourne where all the poorest people lived. Click here to take a look at these and various other lesser-known details about the life of Australia?s first saint.