Mary MacKillop: our heavenly patroness

17/06/2011

St Mary of the Cross MacKillop Patronage News Story
St Mary of the Cross MacKillop: Patron of the Diocese of Parramatta.
The Catholic Diocese of Parramatta site has launched a new section celebrating St Mary of the Cross MacKillop's heavenly patronage of the Diocese.

The news that St Mary of the Cross MacKillop had been proclaimed Patron of the Diocese of Parramatta was shared with the faithful during the Silver Jubilee Mass of Thanksgiving in St Patrick's Cathedral last month.

The links the Diocese shares with Australia's first Saint and her Sisters of St Joseph are enduring, unique - and even miraculous.

Blue Mountains woman Veronica Hopson's complete recovery from acute myeloblastic leukaemia in the early 1960s - without scientific explanation and through prayers to Mary MacKillop - was the miracle accepted by the Vatican in 1993 which led to Mary's 1995 beatification.

The new section speaks of the life of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop and her path to Sainthood, and also relives the celebrations from across the Diocese and around the world of Mary MacKillop's Canonisation last October.

Go to Diocesan Patron St Mary of the Cross MacKillop Section


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