- September 1, 2020
A very special person integral to the beginnings of ethica in Peru A much-loved member of the Mary MacKillop Today family, Sister Cathy Dean, has sadly passed away. She played a key role in the inception of our Fair Trade social enterprise in Peru, ethica. One of Sister Cathy’s close friends and another important person […]
Celebrating 10 years since the canonisation of Saint Mary MacKillopSeptember 1, 2020
This year is the 10-year anniversary of the canonisation of Saint Mary of the Cross, Australia’s first Saint. At Mary MacKillop Today, we are reflecting on the qualities and actions that set Mary apart, and how her legacy continues to be relevant today. Mary MacKillop was an ordinary woman with an extraordinary dream and a […]
Helping women affected by family violence in PeruSeptember 1, 2020
One of the greatest dangers of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the increased risk of family violence. Women, especially, are suffering abuse at the hands of family members in their home.
Aussie schools raise funds for Mobile Kindy in FijiSeptember 1, 2020
We asked schools all over Australia to hold fundraising activities during the month of August in celebration of Mary MacKillop’s Feast Day. We were thrilled to see so many school communities sign up to raise funds for the Mobile Kindy program in Fiji!
What does it mean to achieve financial freedom?September 1, 2020
For many people, the impact of COVID-19 has brought financial hardship. With widespread job losses and business shutdowns, it means less money in the pockets of people who are desperately trying to make ends meet
Silvia and our Women’s Livelihoods ProjectSeptember 1, 2020
Silvia is a wonderful example of a success story with our Women’s Livelihoods Project in Timor-Leste – thanks to your generosity!
Keeping Mary MacKillop's spirit aliveMay 27, 2020
I have recently been appointed as the Chairperson of Mary MacKillop today and am keen to try and emulate the remarkable work undertaken by our former Chair…
Keeping kids healthy in Timor during COVID-19May 1, 2020
Many teachers and community leaders in Timor-Leste are currently not equipped to educate children and their families on basic health and hygiene practices…
How you can help young Aboriginal AustraliansMay 1, 2020
Disengagement from education is a significant concern amongst community members in the Kimberley region of Western Australia and local service providers are …