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Mary MacKillop: Australia's first canonised saint

History will be made on 17 October 2010 when Mary MacKillop will become Australia's first canonised saint.

To celebrate this historic occasion, the Sisters of St Joseph and the Archdiocese of Melbourne invite all Melbournians to join a celebration on 17 October 2010, in Fitzroy where Mary MacKillop was born on 15 January 1842 – only 168 years ago.

On Saturday 6 November 2010, when pilgrims have returned from Rome, Archbishop Denis Hart will celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving at St Patrick's Cathedral East Melbourne. There will be a ‘Welcome to Country’ and reflection on Mary MacKillop’s life and legacy commencing at 10:00am (please be seated by 9:55am). The Mass will commence at 10:30am. Refreshments will follow at Dallas Brooks Hall, 300 Albert Street, East Melbourne.

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Mary MacKillop's Canonisation Celebrations [Video]

Friday, 10 September 2010 08:00

On 8 August a media briefing was held to announce celebration plans for Mary Mackillop's Canonisation on 17 October. Each speaker emphasised that her canonisation is significant not only for Catholics but all Australians.

Students heading to Rome [Video]

Friday, 10 September 2010 08:00

Three of the students selected to go to Rome for Mary MacKillop's canonisation talk to Catholic Communications.

Brumby Government announces $250,000 contribution to Melbourne's Saintly celebrations

Sunday, 08 August 2010 20:00

Today at a function held to launch the Melbourne celebrations of the Canonisation of Australia’s first Saint at the Mary MacKillop Heritage Centre in East Melbourne, it was announced that the Brumby Government would be supporting the events with a generous $250,000 contribution.

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