Presentation on theme: "Mary MacKillop. Personal Information Name: Mary Helen MacKillop Date of birth:15 January 1842 Place of Birth: Fitzroy, Melbourne Gender: Female Religious."— Presentation transcript:
Personal Information Name: Mary Helen MacKillop Date of birth:15 January 1842 Place of Birth: Fitzroy, Melbourne Gender: Female Religious Influence: Catholic Occupation: Catholic religious sister
Family Mums Name: Alexander MacKillop Dads Name: Flora, née McDonald Cultural Heritage: Scottish Siblings: Three Sisters named Margret, Alexandria and Annie. She also had four brothers called John, Peter and Donald. Alick another sibling died at 11 months old.
Death Cause of Death: Date of Death: August 8th 1909 Place of Death: Place buried: Age of Death:67 years, 6 months and 24 days old
Jobs By the Age of sixteen Mary started work as a Clerk. When she moved to Portland she worked as a teacher for a while. Then moved to Penola in SA where she became a governess to her uncles children. Mary then went on to open the first St Joseph’s School.
Mary MaKillops Prayer EVER GENEROUS GOD, YOU INSPIRED SAINT MARY MACKILLOP TO LIVE HER LIFE FAITHFUL TO THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST AND CONSTANT IN BRINGING HOPE AND ENCOURAGEMENT TO THOSE WHO WERE DISHEARTENED, LONELY OR NEEDY. WITH CONFIDENCE IN YOUR GENEROUS PROVIDENCE AND THROUGH THE INTERCESSION OF SAINT MARY MACKILLOP WE ASK THAT YOU GRANT OUR REQUEST………………. WE ASK THAT OUR FAITH AND HOPE BE FIRED AFRESH BY THE HOLY SPIRIT SO THAT WE TOO, LIKE MARY MACKILLOP, MAY LIVE WITH COURAGE, TRUST AND OPENNESS. EVER GENEROUS GOD HEAR OUR PRAYER. WE ASK THIS THROUGH JESUS CHRIST. AMEN.
Facts BEFORE MARY DIES SHE HAD ESTABLISHED THREE REFUGES – ONE FOR WOMEN COMING OUT OF PRISONS, ONE FOR THE AGED AND ONE FOR ORPHANS. TWENTY YEARS AFTER MARY BEGAN THERE WERE 169 JOSEPHITE COMMUNITIES SPREAD ACROSS THE COLONIES OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA, QUEENSLAND AND NEW SOUTH WALES. BY THEN, MARY HAD ALSO RESPONDED TO THE CALL TO GO TO THE SOUTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND.