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January 15, 1842 – Birth of Mary MacKillop, nun and Australia’s first saint


Mary Helen MacKillop RSJ (15 January 1842 – 8 August 1909) was an Australian religious sister who has been declared a saint by the Catholic Church, as St Mary of the Cross. Of Scottish descent, she was born in Melbourne but is best known for her activities in South Australia. Together with the Reverend Julian Tenison-Woods, she founded the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart (the Josephites), … Continue reading

April 2 2005 Death Of Pope John Paul II


On April 2nd 2005, Pope John Paul II, leader of the Catholic Church, and history’s second longest ruling Pope, died at the age of 84. John Paul II was the most widely travelled Pope, and the first non-Italian to hold the position since 1523. Acclaimed as one of the most influential leaders of the 20th … Continue reading

March 17 461 Saint Patrick Dies


On March 17th 461, Saint Patrick, Christian missionary, bishop and apostle of Ireland, died at Saul, Downpatrick, Ireland. Much of what is known about Patrick’s legendary life comes from the Confessio, a book he wrote during his last years. Born in Great Britain, probably in Scotland, to a rich Christian family of Roman citizenship, Patrick … Continue reading

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