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Mary MacKillop Museum

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Museum wins award

The Mary MacKillop Museum at Kensington has won the inaugural Best Arts and Culture/Entertainment Experience in the Eastside Business Awards.

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Museum volunteer inspired by saint

Pauline Grear has had a long association with the Sisters of St Joseph so when her friend told her the Mary MacKillop Museum at Kensington needed volunteers, she jumped at the chance to help.

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Special guests at the launch of the new Mary MacKillop trail, from left: Vickie Chapman, John Lochowiak, Sr Mary Ryan, Greg Crafter, Andrew Mackie (back), Elizabeth Ho, Chair SA History Trust, Sr Brigette Sipa, regional leader of the Sisters of St Joseph (Centrewest), and Archbishop O’Regan.

Walking the streets of St Mary MacKillop

A new walking trail through the streets of Kensington and Norwood brings to life the area’s connection with Australia’s first canonised saint, Mary of the Cross MacKillop.


Drawn into the communion of saints

Dear sisters and brothers in Christ, recently I have visited two museums with what might be called a religious theme, and an educational sub-theme. One, the Mary MacKillop Museum in Kensington, and, second, more recently, the Jesuit Retreat Centre’s historical display at Sevenhill. Both well worth a visit.


Honouring our saint on sacred ground

The small St Joseph’s Chapel at Kensington was not at capacity due to COVID-19 restrictions but the spirit of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop spilled over to more than 3000 people who watched her feast day Mass online.


Leadership role for local Josephite

As Sr Brigette Sipa takes on her new role as CentreWest regional leader of the Sisters of St Joseph, she will draw on her many years of experience as a school principal and director of Mission at Mary MacKillop Place in North Sydney.