Australia’s first saint would never have imagined that her life would have provided so much inspiration for others, worshippers at St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral heard when they attended her feast day celebrations on August 8.
Sisters of St Joseph, friends, family and devotees of Mary MacKillop gathered in St Joseph's Chapel, Kensington to celebrate the feast day of Australia's first saint on August 8. The Mass was followed by refreshments in the Bethany Centre. Pictures: Sarah-Jane Herbert
As Catholics celebrate the feast of Saint Mary MacKillop today, August 8, Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ reflects on her work and how the Church of today can continue to learn from her example.
The election of Sister Monica Cavanagh rsj as president of Catholic Religious Association (CRA) was greeted with resounding applause at the 42nd National Assembly last month.