Mary Mackillop's Life And Family

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Mary’s Life and family On January 15, 1842 Mary Mackillop was born of Scottish parents, Alexander Mackillop and flora MacDonald in Fitzroy, Melbourne. Mary is the eldest of eight children. She was well educated by her father who spent some year studying for the priesthood in Rome. Mary started work at the age of fourteen as a clerk in Melbourne and later as a teacher in Portland. To provide for her needy family Mary took up a job as governess in 1860 at her Aunt and Uncle's place at Penola in South Australia. She was to look after their children and teach them. Already set on helping the poor whenever possible, she included the other farm children on the Cameron estate as well. Mary’s Call to Religious Life Mary worked hard to provide…show more content…
Sisters of St Joseph today are a robust group of women working in Australia, New Zealand, East Timor, Ireland, Peru and Brazil and follow in Mary’s footsteps doing a wide variety of works, revealing to all the hospitable heart of God. The Mission of the Sisters of St Joseph The Sisters of St Joseph in Australia believe in Mary MacKillop’s legacy. The Sisters continue spreading her values which including caring for the poor, the dignity of every person and that everyone deserves an education. The Sisters try to target the most underprivileged areas of Australia’s communities. Mary Mackillop death Mary Mackillop was kind to all people, even if they did not agree with her. She died on 8 August 1909 in Alma Cottage, North Sydney. Mary helped many people during her lifetime and after she died, the Sisters of St Joseph kept on doing the good work she had started. Mary Mackillop kept her faith in God and bravely challenged those who did not support her vision for a more caring world. Mary is an important Australian who spent her life helping people, especially children. She is Australia’s first…show more content…
Benedict XVI announced tonight at a meeting of cardinals in the Vatican that the canonisation ceremony of Mother Mary would take place on October 17. Mother Teresa Mother Teresa, was born on 26 August 1910, in Skopje, Macedonia, Mother Teresa left home in September 1928, for the Lureto convent in Rathfarnham (Dublin), Ireland. On October 12 and received the name of Teresa. Mother Teresa was the founder of the order of the missionaries of charity, a Roman Catholic congregation of women dedicated to helping the poor. One of the most used, motivating and known sayings of Mary Mackillop is never see a need without doing something about it. (1871). Hillston Hillston is a township in western New South Wales, Australia, in Carrathool Shire, on the banks of the Lachlan River. It was founded in 1863. The Sisters of St Joseph, the Order co-founded by Mary Mackillop, are currently writing a liturgy to be used on the occasion of her canonisation and have asked leading Aboriginal elder, Elsie Heiss for her input and

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