A prayer celebration honouring Mary MacKillop During the week prior to the Canonisation, the students of MacKillop College, Bathurst, NSW prepared and celebrated the beautiful ritual below.
Mary MacKillop Resources for Prayer & Liturgy – by Kathy Horan This resource is offered as one resource among many that may support classroom teachers in their inclusion of prayer and liturgy in their religious education programs. The focus of the resource is on how Mary MacKillop lived a life of deep personal faith in God, modeled on the example of Jesus, as seen and understood from the scriptures. Because Mary was a woman of deep faith, firmly grounded in the gospel values, and unshakeable in her faith in a loving and compassionate God, she has become for
2010 Feastday Prayer Australia's first Saint, Mary of the Cross MacKillop, has been honoured with her feastday - August 8th, the anniversary of her death in 1909 - being named as a solemnity.
2011 Feastday Evening Prayer Australia's first Saint, Mary of the Cross MacKillop, has been honoured with her feastday - August 8th, the anniversary of her death in 1909 - being named as a solemnity.
Novena A special Novena of Prayer was developed for use in parishes, schools, communities and small groups to assist people in their spiritual preparation for the Canonisation of Mary MacKillop. The nine novena themes are well worth reflecting on at any time.
Timeline Click to open and print this Timeline activity.
Mary’s Sisters and Brothers Read about Mary's Sisters and Brothers.
Mary’s Parents Read about Mary's Parents.
Mary’s Family Read all about Mary's Family
Fr Julian Tenison Woods Read about Fr Julian Tenison Woods.
Noel Rowe and Christopher Willcock Sheet music - The Love of God - a hymn to honour Mary MacKillop