Mary Helen MacKillop (1842-1909), known in life as Mother Mary of the Cross, was born on 15 January 1842 in Fitzroy, Melbourne, the eldest of eight children of Alexander McKillop and his wife Flora,...
Mary Mackillop was appointed head of the Penola Catholic School in 1866. In March of that year she was formally committed into the Institute of the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart. In 1871, almost half the members of the Institute were dismissed by Bishop Sheil, and Mackillop was excommunicated for alleged insubordination. The excommunication was lifted as early as February 1872, when she was reinstated as superior of the Institute. She was elected superior general under the new Roman Constitutions in 1875. Mackillop founded a teacher training centre for the Institute in Sydney in 1888, enabling it to become a leader in Catholic education.
The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995)Saturday 21 January 1995 p 11 Article
... the first time in years, embraced by- the spirit of the Blessed MaryMacKillop. The Canberra ... Archdiocese will celebrate the beatification of MaryMacKillop with a family day at Bungendore on Sunday ...
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The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995)Sunday 15 January 1995 p 2 Article Illustrated
... MaryMacKillop. Cameron, known for large-scale ceremonies such as the Arafura Games opening and the ... Australian women". He was impressed with their motivation and discipline. "If that's the spirit that MaryMacKillop ...
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