MacKillop, Mary Helen (1842-1909)

Also known as
Mary of the Cross, Mother (1842-1909)
McKillop, Mary Helen (1842-1909)
Mother Mary of the Cross Mackillop (1842-1909)
Saint Mary of the Cross Mackillop (1842-1909)
St Mary of the Cross MacKillop (1842-1909)
Field of activity
Religious Sister; Catholic religious sister
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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, née...

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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.

  • Inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll of Women

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Australian Women's Register

  1. MacKillop, Mary Helen
    Published: National Foundation for Australian Women
    Series: IspartOf The Australian Women's Register
  2. The Encyclopedia of Women and Leadership in Twentieth-Century Australia
    Smart, Judith and Swain, Shurlee (eds.)
    [2014]
    Published: Australian Women's Archives Project
  3. Mary MacKillop's Sisters: A Life Unveiled
    Henderson, Anne
    [Sydney]
    Published: Angus & Robertson
  4. Mary and Flora: Correspondence between Mary MacKillop and her mother, Flora McDonald MacKillop
    MacKillop, Mary
    [North Sydney]
    Published: Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart
  5. Mary MacKillop: An Extraordinary Australian, The Authorised Biography
    Gardiner, Paul
    [Newtown, NSW]
    Published: E.J. Dwyer/David Ell Press
  6. Mary MacKillop: A Woman Before Her Time
    Modystack, William
    [Adelaide]
    Published: Rigby
  7. 200 Australian Women: A Redress Anthology
    Radi, Heather
    [Broadway, NSW]
    Published: Women's Redress Press
  8. MacKillop, Mary Helen (1842-1919)
    Thorpe, Osmund
    [2006]
    Published: National Centre of Biography, Australian National University
    Series: IspartOf Australian Dictionary of Biography

Resources by Mary Helen MacKillop (15)

  1. Mary : a dedication to Mary Mackillop / alpha original music by John Gormley
    Gormley, John
    [ Sound : 1900 ]
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  2. Mother Mary's circulars to the Sisters / Mary MacKillop
    MacKillop, Mary, Saint, 1842-1909
    [ Book : 1976 ]
    At 7 libraries
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  3. Mary and Julian : their letters / Mary MacKillop and Julian Tenison Woods
    MacKillop, Mary, Saint, 1842-1909
    [ Book : 1989 ]
    At Veech Library
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  4. Mary MacKillop 1873 : one year of an extraordinary life / Sheila McCreanor rsj
    MacKillop, Mary, Saint, 1842-1909
    [ Book : 2016 ]
    At 10 libraries
    Mary MacKillop 1873 : one year of an extraordinary life / Sheila McCreanor rsj
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  5. Mary & Flora : correspondence between Mary MacKillop and her mother, Flora McDonald MacKillop / [edited by] Sheila McCreanor
    MacKillop, Mary, Saint, 1842-1909
    [ Book : 2004 ]
    At 24 libraries
    Mary & Flora : correspondence between Mary MacKillop and her mother, Flora McDonald MacKillop / [edited by] Sheila McCreanor
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  6. Life of Rev. J.E.T. Woods / by Mother Mary of the Cross Mackillop
    MacKillop, Mary, Saint, 1842-1909
    [ Book : 1981 ]
    At Veech Library
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  7. Joanna Barr Smith / speaker, Lady Mary Downer
    Downer, Mary
    [ Sound : 2003 ]
    At 2 libraries
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  8. Julian Tenison Woods : a life / by Mother Mary of the Cross Mackillop ; introduced and annotated by Margaret Press RSJ
    MacKillop, Mary, Saint, 1842-1909
    [ Book : 1997 ]
    At 27 libraries
    Julian Tenison Woods : a life / by Mother Mary of the Cross Mackillop ; introduced and annotated by Margaret Press RSJ
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  9. Mary MacKillop and her early companions, 1866-1870 / arranged and edited by Sheila McCreanor, RSJ
    MacKillop, Mary, Saint, 1842-1909
    [ Book : 2013 ]
    At 13 libraries
    Mary MacKillop and her early companions, 1866-1870 / arranged and edited by Sheila McCreanor, RSJ
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  10. Mary MacKillop in challenging times 1883-1899 : a collection of letters / arranged and edited by Sheila McCreanor
    MacKillop, Mary, Saint, 1842-1909
    [ Book : 2006 ]
    At 23 libraries
    Mary MacKillop in challenging times 1883-1899 : a collection of letters / arranged and edited by Sheila McCreanor
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  1. They sowed we reap
    Callaghan, Leo
    [ Book : 1983 ]
    At RAHS Library
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  1. Abbott, Gertrude (1846-1934)
    founder of a hospital for women; Social Worker; Matron; Medical administrator; Nun
    ... Joseph of the Sacred Heart, the Catholic order founded at Penola two years earlier by Mary MacKillop and ... Gertrude Abbott (1846-1934), founder of a hospital for women, was born Mary Jane O'Brien on 11 July ...
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  2. Women and Religion in Australia
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  1. In the Insolvent Estate of Alexander Mackillop, of Melbourne, in the District of Port Phillip.
    The Melbourne Argus (Vic. : 1846 - 1848) Friday 25 December 1846 p 2 Article
    ... In the Insolvent Estate of Alexander Mackillop, of Melbourne, in the District of Port Phillip ... estate of Alexander Mackillop , of Mel-bourne, the abovenamed insolvent, now lies at the office of the ... 134 words
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  2. MacKillop ceremony set to be spectacular
    The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) Sunday 15 January 1995 p 2 Article Illustrated
    ... MacKillop ceremony set to be spectacular By HELEN MUSA Neil Cameron, the man to produce Carl Orf ... Mary MacKillop. Cameron, known for large-scale ceremonies such as the Arafura Games opening and the ... 490 words
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  3. Embracing the spirit of the Blessed Mary MacKillop
    The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) Saturday 21 January 1995 p 11 Article
    ... for the quarter of a million people who stood most Embracing the spirit of the Blessed Mary MacKillop ... the first time in years, embraced by- the spirit of the Blessed Mary MacKillop. The Canberra ... 666 words
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  1. Transcript of interview with Helen Dalley: SkyNews: 20 December 2009: Copenhagen; Kevin Rudd's great big emissions tax; Henry tax review; Mother Mary MacKillop
    Abbott, Tony
    [ Sound : 2009 ]
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    Transcript of interview with Helen Dalley: SkyNews: 20 December 2009: Copenhagen; Kevin Rudd's great big emissions tax; Henry tax review; Mother Mary MacKillop
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  2. Mary MacKillop : soul of the sunburnt country / an Albert Street production for the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart
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    [ Video : 2010 ]
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  3. Where it all began for St Mary
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  4. Three things, only three : for solo voice and piano / by Dieter Hauptmann and Helen McCormack
    Hauptmann, Dieter
    [ Printed music : 1992 ]
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  1. Medicine student wins inaugural Saint Mary MacKillop Award
    Dawson, Leigh
    [ Article : 2011 ]
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  2. Canon observes the creation of a sacred site --- MARY MacKILLOP: AUSTRALIA'S FIRST SAINT.(Local)
    The Australian (National, Australia)
    [ Article : 2010 ]
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  3. Launch of the Mary Mackillop Foundation, Sydney, 22 July 1997: address
    Deane, William
    [ Article : 1997 ]
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    Launch of the Mary Mackillop Foundation, Sydney, 22 July 1997: address
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  4. Nuns set up MacKillop Rome pilgrimage.(Local)
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    [ Article : 2010 ]
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  1. Mary MacKillop / Osmund Thorpe
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  2. A Mary MacKillop pilgrimage
    Mary MacKillop Centre (Kensington, S.A.)
    [ Book : 1996 ]
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  3. The canonisation of Mary MacKillop : a pictorial souvenir / [text by Ann Gilroy]
    Gilroy, Ann
    [ Book : 2011 ]
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  4. The little brown book : Mary MacKillop's spirituality in our everyday lives / Sue and Leo Kane ; illustrations by Helen Barnes
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    [ Book : 2008-2009 ]
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  1. REGISTER OF NURSES FOR 1930.
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Monday 13 July 1931 [Issue No.90 (SUPPLEMENT)] p 2419

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    ... , Hester Josepha, Dispensary. Methodist Mission, Dilkusha, Fiji. Clarke Jessie MacDonald, Ivanhoe. 26 ... , Grace Stevenson, Dunmore-street, Croydon Park. Adam, Helen Mary, c.o. Harrod's Banking Department ... 61571 words
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  2. REGISTER OF NURSES FOR 1932.
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  3. REGISTER OF NURSES AS AT 31st DECEMBER, 1939.
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