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Statue commemorates the first anniversary of Mary MacKillop's canonisation.
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:||Mount Street, Mary MacKillop Memorial Chapel, North Sydney, 2060|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -33.838638|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Monument Designer:||Judith Rolevink|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Monday 17th October, 2011|