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A monument commemorates Saint Mary of the Cross MacKillop, educationalist and co-founder of the Sisters of St Joseph.

Mary Helen MacKillop, also known as St. Mary of the Cross, R.S.J., was an Australian Roman Catholic Religious Sister who, together with the Rev. Julian Tenison Woods, founded the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart. This religious congregation went on to establish a number of schools and welfare institutions throughout Australasia, with an emphasis on education for the poor, particularly in rural areas.

She was canonized 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:29 Gibson Street, Penola Catholic College, Broadmeadows, 3047
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.687882
Long: 144.918276
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Monument Designer:Louis Laumen


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2005
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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