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Mary MacKillop Rose Garden : June 2014
Mary MacKillop Rose Garden : June 2014

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams

A Rose garden commemorates Australia's first saint, Mary MacKillop.

Mary Helen MacKillop RSJ, also known as St Mary of the Cross MacKillop was an Australian of Scottish descent who has been declared a saint by the Catholic Church. Together with the Reverend Julian Tenison Woods, she founded the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart, a congregation of religious sisters which established a number of schools and welfare institutions throughout Australasia, with an emphasis on education for the rural poor.

Mary MacKillop was beatified on 19 January 1995 by Pope John Paul II. She was canonised on 17 October 2010 during a public ceremony in St Peter's Square at the Vatican. She is the only Australian thus far to be recognised by the Catholic Church as a saint.

Location

Address:Reynolds Street, Tenison Woods Reserve, Goulburn, 2580
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.748374
Long: 149.731726
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Garden
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Religion

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 19th January, 1995
Front Inscription
MARY MacKILLOP ROSE GARDEN

TO COMMEMORATE AUSTRALIA`S FIRST SAINT
19TH JANUARY, 1995

GOULBURN CITY COUNCIL -CITY OF ROSES COMMITTEE
SISTERS OF ST JOSEPH OF GOULBURN
Source: MA
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