The Australian National Pilgrimage, ‘In the footsteps of Saint Mary MacKillop’, goes to many places associated with Mary MacKillop’s life and ministry.
This is a unique opportunity for participants to absorb some of the aspects of her life and appreciate anew her role as our Australian Saint.
The notion of going on a pilgrimage and being a pilgrim is a very ancient one that belongs to the spiritual tradition of all great faiths.
Places of pilgrimage beckon people to touch and get caught up in the atmosphere and spiritual realities that belong to their origins. However, it is not only the site that takes people deep into the heart of their faith, but the journey itself.
A pilgrimage is a very personal experience but it is usually a journey with others: seeking, listening, reflecting and seeing the hand of God at work in our own lives.
This Australian National Pilgrimage, begins in East Melbourne and goes to many of the places associated with Mary MacKillop’s life and ministry and concludes at Mary MacKillop Place, North Sydney.
Undertaking this pilgrimage offers the unique opportunity for participants to absorb some of the aspects of her life and appreciate her role as our Australian Saint.
Due to COVID-19 and building project at Mary MacKilllop Place, the Australian National Pilgrimage will not take place in 2020.
Some of the places included on the pilgrimage are shown below:
Page last updated July 2020