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SISTER NOELINE QUINANE Yesterday's reflection by Sr Noeline Quinane carried an incorrect photo. Here is a correct image of Sr Quinane. CathNews apologises for the error. VIGIL LITURGY BOOKLET The Vigil booklet, developed by the Sisters of St Joseph,

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A special Mass booklet, which will be used by pilgrims at the Vigil celebration and at the thanksgiving Mass in Rome, is now available to all parishes and can be accessed via an online link (see below). The booklet, developed by Church Resources in

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Mark Sheehan, from Cranebrook in Sydney's outer west, discovered about 20 years ago that his great-great grandfather Donald McDonald was MacKillop's cousin - making Mr Sheehan a fifth cousin to the nun destined to be the nation's first saint. His

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The pilgrimage to Rome is a time of privilege and blessing.  I go carrying the love, prayer and ‘needs’ of our Congregation in my heart. Along with three other Sister Companions, I go to Rome representing a Congregation of wonderful

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Two hundred photographs and magazine covers on show at an exhibit depict the golden age of Italian cinema in the 1950s and 1960s, as the country revelled in its Dolce Vita age. Trajan's Market, a large complex of ruins overlooking the Roman forum in the

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Appreciated by Bathurst’s local clergy and people, the Sisters felt their distance from the Adelaide Mother House. Bishop Quinn welcomed them and their education successes, but expected direct authority over them. In the light of this and the Brisbane

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The Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore is one of the seven pilgrim churches, and one of the four major basilicas. Along with St Lawrence outside the Walls, these churches were formerly referred to as the five "patriarchal basilicas" of Rome. Santa Maria

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VICTORIA St Joseph's Beechworth Primary School, in north-eastern Victoria, will hold a historical re-enactment of the life of Mary MacKillop today. SOUTH AUSTRALIA After sending some of its best wine to Rome for the canonisation, the Coonawarra

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Memorial stone, Penola, and the Old Convent (from the CathNews Gallery). --- If it weren’t for Mary MacKillop, what would most Australians know about Penola, the place where she and Father Julian Tenison Woods set up their first school and began

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Australian Catholic Bishops Conference media officer Beth Doherty yesterday regretted that she was a mere journalist, and not what she termed a 'real pilgrim'. She is pictured in Piazza Navona, second from left, with some real pilgrims. She wrote in her blog,

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For the rest of Australia, Monday means we have our first saint. For staff at the Mary MacKillop Foundation, Monday is just another day of continuing the vision. From football for young refugees, to scholarships for trainee doctors who want to work in

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Thirty-eight Mary MacKillop fans plunged into the streets of Rome last night to launch a pilgrimage set to become a permanent feature. Led by Sister Mary Cresp, a former head of MacKillop's Josephine order of nuns, the first group set off on a

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I used to entertain the antic notion that I could walk from one end of Rome to the other by ducking in and out of the city's hundreds of churches, writes Michael Mewshaw. I imagined myself strolling beneath an almost continuous canopy of frescoed ceilings

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The life of Mary MacKillop was one of self-sacrifice and service to the community and to God.   She was a humble person with an innate respect for human dignity, which she regarded as more important than strict observance of rules, writes Sir

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On their way to Brisbane, Mary and companions received hospitality from Sisters of the Good Shepherd in Melbourne and Good Samaritan in Sydney, and kindness from the Marist Fathers at the French Mission in Sydney. "All these holy Religious (while promising

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The Basilica di San Lorenzo fuori le Mura is a shrine to the martyred Roman deacon, Saint Lawrence, one of the first seven deacons of Rome. The basilica is one of the Seven Pilgrim Churches of Rome and one of the five Patriarchal basilica, each of which

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Every day, until October 17, all parishes in the Goulburn diocese will hold a Novena and two special assemblies in the the lead-up to the canonisation.  

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Pope Benedict XVI has been presented with a book of drawings, stories and messages from the children of Australia and New Zealand ahead of the canonisation of Australia's first saint Mary MacKillop. Sister Anne Derwin and Sister Eileen Lenihan from the

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The canonisation of Australia's first saint, Mary MacKillop, is being honoured with a Sydney Harbour Bridge light display. The display will operate every night from sunset to midnight until Sunday, October 17. A total of 29 projectors will beam five images

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Australia's Ambassador to the Holy See has told SBS he is "in awe" of the good work done by Australia's soon-to-be first saint, Mary MacKillop. Tim Fischer says Mary MacKillop's contribution to Australia will be recognised by Catholics, non-Catholics

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From St Mary’s, North Sydney. The first Mass of the day on YouTube

Mass Online

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Live streamed from Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, Waitara

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