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Mary Mackillop : 20-March-2013
Mary Mackillop : 20-March-2013

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams

A statue commemorates Mary Mackillop, Australia's first saint.

Mary Helen MacKillop (15 January 1842 – 8 August 1909) was an Australian Roman Catholic nun who, together with Father Julian Tenison Woods, founded the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart. Since her death she has attracted much veneration in Australia and internationally.

MacKillop is the only Australian to have been beatified (in 1995 by Pope John Paul II). On 17 July 2008, Pope Benedict XVI prayed at her tomb during his visit to Sydney for World Youth Day 2008. On 19 December 2009, Pope Benedict XVI approved the Church's recognition of a second miracle attributed to her intercession.It was announced on 19 February 2010 that her canonisation is due to be formally declared on 17 October 2010, making her the first Australian saint. After her canonisation she will be known as Saint Mary of the Cross.

Location

Address:College Street, St Marys Cathedral, Sydney, 2000
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.870819
Long: 151.213721
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Religion
Monument Designer:Louis Laumen

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 10th October, 2010
Front Inscription

SAINT MARY OF THE CROSS

 

 

Back Inscription

Plaque:
This Plaque Commemorates The Unveiling
                   Of The Statue Of
ST MARY OF THE CROSS MACKILLOP 
                             By
His Eminence, Cardinal George Pell, AC,
Archbishop Of Sydney On Sunday 10 October 2010

The Canonisation Ceremonies Were Held In Rome
         On Sunday 17 October 2010

Statues Were Sculptured And Crafted By Louis Lauman

Source: MA
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