Celebrating Mary's Canonisation - Mary MacKillop Today

Celebrating Mary’s Canonisation

Image: Banner for Take Fresh Courage
10th Anniversary of the Canonisation of St Mary MacKillop

Join us in Celebration

To mark the 10th anniversary of the canonisation of Mary MacKillop, Australia’s first Saint, the Sisters of Saint Joseph invite you to celebrate the wonderful life and inspirational legacy of Saint Mary of the Cross.

The Sisters have created commemorative prayers, videos, and a global vigil to honour Mary throughout September and October.

Prayers of EncouragementImage: Cover of Prayer Book

To celebrate the 10th Anniversary, the Sisters have created a commemorative prayer booklet to inspire us all to “take fresh courage…” as Mary did so often throughout her life.

These prayers focus on ten pivotal moments in Saint Mary’s life, sharing details of her personal journey, highlighting her values and spirit, and offering prayers and blessings for our modern world.

You can order your exclusive copy of Encountering St Mary MacKillop in Prayer by registering below.


Inspiring Videos

Have you ever wondered how others see St Mary today?

Members of the Josephite network share their thoughts in a series of short and inspiring videos. These videos will be shared on our Sisters of Saint Joseph website and the St Mary MacKillop and Sisters of Saint Joseph Facebook pages during the months of September and October, leading up to the Anniversary on 17 October.

You can watch the videos by clicking here!

Image: Saint Mary MacKillopSave the Date – Courage Hour

At this time when our world needs to “Take fresh courage…” you are invited to join with others across the globe in a Courage Hour. This online prayer experience will be available via the Sisters of Saint Joseph website.

Sisters, Affiliates, Associates and all friends of St Mary MacKillop are invited to set aside one hour from 8pm on Friday 16 October, (the eve of the Anniversary).

Let’s wrap the world in courage!