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Blessed Mary MacKillop : Feb 2014
Blessed Mary MacKillop : Feb 2014

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams

A statue commemorates Australia's first saint, Saint Mary of the Cross MacKillop.

Mary MacKillop (15 January 1842 – 8 August 1909), also known as Saint Mary of the Cross,was an Australian Roman Catholic nun who, together with Father Julian Tenison Woods, founded the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart and a number of schools and welfare institutions throughout Australasia with an emphasis on education for the poor, particularly in country areas. 

On 19 December 2009, Pope Benedict XVI approved the Roman Catholic Church's recognition of a second miracle attributed to her intercession. She was canonised on 17 October 2010 during a public ceremony in St Peter's Square at the Vatican. She is the only Australian to be recognised by the Roman Catholic Church as a saint.


Address:Edward Street, Australian Catholic University, North Sydney, 2060
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.83741
Long: 151.203701
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:People
Monument Designer:Linda Klarfeld


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 13th November, 2008
Front Inscription

Plaque : 

This statue of Blessed Mary MacKillop patron of this campus was unveiled and blessed by His Eminence Cardinal George Pell AC Archbishop of Sydney
13th November 2008

Linda Klarfeld - Sculptor

Plaque :
Blessed Mary MacKillop was canonised as Saint Mary of the Cross MacKillop on 17 October 2010

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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