Australia is Excited for MacKillop to be Canonized

“Great excitement is emanating from Australia as the date for the canonization of Blessed Mary MacKillop approaches. She will be officially welcomed into the ranks of the saints by Pope Benedict XVI in a little over two months.

Bl. Mary MacKillop, the foundress of the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart, will become Australia’s first saint when she is canonized in Rome along with five others on Oct. 17. Included among the other five is Blessed Andre Bessette of Montreal.

The Archdiocese of Sydney has acclaimed Blessed MacKillop’s canonization as “a milestone in our nation’s history” and “an uplifting and celebratory occasion,” promoting her influence and legacy on the entire population of the island continent.

“Mary epitomizes the strength of our forebears which made Australia the nation it is today,” according to the archdiocese.

Catholics in Sydney will be celebrating a feast day Mass late in the afternoon at St. Mary’s Cathedral in the heart of the city before the canonization ceremony is televised there. In traditional Aussie fashion, a “sausage sizzle” will accompany the viewing.” – “Australia Prepares for Blessed Mary MacKillop’s Canonization in October”, Catholic News Agency

Sounds like Australia is really using Mary MacKillop’s canonization as a chance to come together as one and celebrate which is awesome! This post on Catholic News Agency was very informative of all the excitement that is gathering in Australia over this upcoming event. The “sausage sizzle” that is planned to take place sounds absolutely delicious as well. Makes me wish I lived in the Land Down Under!


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