Australian First Saint: Mary MacKillop

St. Mary of the Cross MacKillop, pray for us!

St. Mary of the Cross MacKillop, pray for us!


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.



Mary MacKillop embodied all that is bestin your nation and in its people:genuine openness to others, hospitality to strangers, generosity to the needy, justice to those unfairly treated, perseverance in the face of adversity, kindness and support to the suffering.Think of Mother Mary MacKillop and learn from her to be a gift of love and compassion for one another, for all Australians, and for the world. (Pope John Paul II – Sydney, 18-20 January 1995)



Source: Mary MacKillop’s Official Website