New Mary MacKillop docu-drama 'superb'


From Catholic Communications,
Sydney Archdiocese

Early previews of a superb and beautifully-shot television docu-drama of Mary MacKillop which explores her remarkable life, her upcoming Canonisation and her legacy, is already being described as a classic and winning rave reviews.

BLESSED MARY: A Saint for All Australians, which will be a featured production on Foxtel's History Channel on Sunday 10 October, exactly one week  before Mary MacKillop is canonised in Rome by Pope Benedict XVI.

Hosted by broadcaster Alan Jones, the hour-long special moves from Fitzroy, Melbourne where Mary spent an often troubled and poverty-ridden girlhood, to Penola in South Australia and the first school Mary established for the poor and disadvantaged. Locations then move across Australia recording significant events in her life before heading to Europe and Rome, where Mary went to plead her case in 1873, and ask the Pope to recognise the Order of the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart, which she had co-founded with Fr Julian Tenison-Woods.

In either St Mary's Cathedral in Sydney or on location in Penola, Alan links the historical pathway of Australia's first Saint. The story itself is taken from the enormous resource of correspondence to, from and about Mary.

Full story available at the Sydney Archdiocesan site


History Channel to air Mary MacKillop Documentary


« Return to news list