The Basilica of Saint Sebastian Outside the Walls is so named because it is outside the Aurelian walls from the ancient era. Traditionally, it is one of the seven pilgrim churches in Rome. St Sebastian's remains were moved here around

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After only three years in Adelaide, Mary MacKillop’s Sisters were providing other services as well as educational. Care was available in The Providence (for neglected children, girls in danger and the aged poor), The Solitude (for the aged and the

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MELBOURNE Each day until October 15, from 12.30pm-1.30pm the Mary MacKillop Heritage Centre (pictured) will hold a Holy Hour, featuring hymns and music, prayer, readings, blessing, silent prayer. ADELAIDE The Sisters of St Joseph Chapel in Kensington

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It was just after 8 pm, by now dark outside the walls of Vatican City, and a small group of us were following a guide through the maze that is the Vatican museums. We had wandered for 40 minutes through galleries crammed with 15th- and 16th-century

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Around 140 people from various parts of Scotland will travel to Rome for the canonisation of Blessed Mary MacKillop, whose family background is closely connected to the Scottish Highlands. Sr Therese McConway from New Zealand and Sr Audrey Thomson

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Saint Joseph of Cupertino levitated regularly while praying, occasionally requiring the use of ropes to anchor him - from The Business of Making Saints. --- “Another day, another saint is welcomed into the Eternal City. The business of making saints

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'I have my ears peeled, waiting for the familiar sounds of 'Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi! Oi! Oi!' to ring through St Peter’s square in celebration of our pride in our Aussie girl, Mary Mack,' writes Australian Catholic Bishops Conference media officer

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Dozens of cases of wine from the Coonawarra region of South Australia have arrived in Rome in preparation for the canonisation of Mary MacKillop. The Australian Ambassador to the Holy See, Tim Fischer, had asked the Coonawarra Vignerons' Association to send

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Sisters of St Joseph have taken to the heavens, flying to the Vatican for the ceremony which will confirm Mary MacKillop, the founder of their order, as Australia's first saint. A group of 39 Josephite sisters, aged from their mid-twenties to their

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When Vicki Clark  (pictured) reflects on Mary MacKillop, she does so without the reverential tone expected in Rome next Sunday. The Mary she knows is found in her letters and diary notes from over a century ago - a "salt-of-the-earth" person,

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Mary MacKillop stands not as an admirable do-gooder or a proto-feminist in some ideological sense, but as a holy and deeply human witness to the Resurrection, a seed of infinite hope in this dry continent, writes Archbishop Mark Coleridge.  --- At the

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The Vatican museums contain perhaps the greatest collection of art in the world. From the Sistine Chapel to the Raphael rooms and the Gregorian Egyptian Museum, this is a trove of staggering cultural wealth. This website also contains a virtual tour of the

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First came a hefty dose of the modern world: two days driving on the motorway through France and Italy ... but once I reached Rome the ancients took over. I was setting out to follow the 600-km-long Appian Way - the world's first highway, writes Simon

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Mary, Annie and Lexie MacKillop used both the Penola church and part of their rented cottage for classes. Their brother John was able to convert a rented stable into a school house, so on March 19, 1866 St Joseph’s School was opened. Locals began

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Starting today, InJoy International will hold an art exhibition in the foyer of SA Water House, Victoria Square, in Adelaide, running until October 20. The exhibition is the result of a friendship and collaboration between two women, Veronika Dimac

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Mary MacKillop as a young woman --- Posters, advertisements, media pictures, articles published in journals and newspapers, all carry a portrait of a religious sister which by now must be recognised by all Australians – Mother Mary of the Cross

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St Peter's Square was buzzing on Monday, mostly with Europeans – Germans and Spaniards; Poles and Italians. It was raining most of the day, but that didn’t deter pilgrims from lining up from a kilometre away to see the Vatican museum. The

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Sister Diane Moore is familiar with dedication to her faith, having been a nun since she was 16. But she is less familiar with dedication to her physical shape. Sister Diane, 67, is one of the 13 Sisters of St Joseph nuns from Victoria going to Rome

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A book reflecting on the life and legacy of Mary MacKillop, In the land of larks and heroes: Australian Reflections on St Mary MacKillop, was launched on Friday at Australian Catholic University’s (ACU) Canberra campus. Featuring a foreword by the

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A uniquely Australian cake created by a South Australian pastry chef in honour of Mary MacKillop is set to provide soul food during this month’s canonisation ceremony. Jason Van Leuven’s Gateau St Mary MacKillop will be presented to the

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Mass on Demand

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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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Daily Prayer

Daily Prayer

All your daily readings, reflections and prayers can be found here... 

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