Edition: Christmas 2010 Mary Mackillop Special Edition

At one with God

At one with God

5 October 2010 TH

A timeline of Mary MacKillop's extraordinary life.

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A new saint in Rome

A new saint in Rome

5 October 2010 TH

More than a century ago, Mary MacKillop walked across St Peter's Square alone as a young sister seeking approval for her new religious order. On 17 October, 2010, her face overlooked the square once more-this time cheered on by thousands as she was inducted into the choir of saints.

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Immersing into the story

Immersing into the story

5 October 2010 TH

A number of DVDs, CDs and books have been released to mark the canonisation of Mary MacKillop. Here are a few.

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Editorial: Thanks to all contributors

5 October 2010 TH

Welcome to our special Saint Mary MacKillop commemorative edition of Australian Catholics magazine.

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All about Saints

5 October 2010 TH

Busting the myths of saints.

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In Mary's footsteps

In Mary’s footsteps

5 October 2010 TH

The committed pilgrim will need two hours to retrace the steps of Mary MacKillop through The Rocks in Sydney-and another two weeks to digest the spiritual repercussions of their amble through the streets and laneways of this historic harbourside suburb.

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Bringing MacKillop to life

Bringing MacKillop to life

5 October 2010 TH

St Mary of the Cross has become a towering figure in the minds and hearts of many Australians, heralded as a woman for today's world. Australian Catholics speaks with two Australians who have taken Mary out of our cathedrals' stained glass windows and given her new life in the 21st century.

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The Mary MacKillop story

The Mary MacKillop story

5 October 2010 TH

Mary MacKillop's life does not just tell us about a brave and determined woman who has become a saint. It also says something important about Australia and the Australian Catholic Church today, and about the vision we need as Australians and Catholics.

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A practical helping hand

A practical helping hand

5 October 2010 TH

Mary's childhood experiences made her determined to ensure other children had the benefits of a loving home and proper educational opportunities. Two wonderful women exemplify what it is to follow in the footsteps of Mary MacKillop today.

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A living legacy

A living legacy

5 October 2010 TH

The first school Mary MacKillop opened was in Penola, just a stone's throw away from where Mary MacKillop Memorial School stands today.

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Patron of the fair go

Patron of the ‘fair go’

5 October 2010 TH

Despite the troubles that she faced in getting acceptance for her sisters, Mary MacKillop was singular in her purpose of helping others. If a saint exemplifies the spirit of a people, then Mary MacKillop must point to a faith in Australia that is about education, service, community and, most importantly, a 'fair go' for everyone.

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The Josephites overseas

The Josephites overseas

5 October 2010 TH

In Mary MacKillop's lifetime, the Josephites spread across Australia and established themselves in other places like Scotland and New Zealand. Mary MacKillop's call to 'never see a need without doing something about it' continues to be taken up by Josephites and lay people around the world.

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