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Mary Mackillop - a woman for today

The daughter of an agnostic poet, educated by Presbyterians, a hard-bitten secular journalist, SAMELA HARRIS asks how on earth did she end up in a world of gentle Roman Catholic Sisters working to make a museum for a saint?

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Celebrating Australia’s first saint

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.

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St Mary MacKillop feast day

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

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Celebrating life of Australia's first saint

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.