Saint Mary of the Cross MackillopPrint Page
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.
|Address:||College Street, St Marys Cathedral, Sydney, 2000|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -33.870819|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Monument Designer:||Louis Laumen|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Sunday 10th October, 2010|
SAINT MARY OF THE CROSS
This Plaque Commemorates The Unveiling
Of The Statue Of
ST MARY OF THE CROSS MACKILLOP
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