History Channel Documentary on Mary MacKillop to be Produced

“The History Channel has commissioned a new documentary called Blessed Mary: A Saint for All Australians to commemorate her canonization.

Hosted by Alan Jones, the hour-long special will have its world premiere on The History Channel on Sunday, October 10 at 7.30pm AEST, with an encore screening on the day of the canonization, Sunday, October 17 at 8.30pm AEST, according to a statement.

A DVD with special extras, including a full interview between Alan Jones and Cardinal Pell will be released on  October 13.

The comprehensive docu-drama will detail the incredible life of Mary MacKillop, from her humble and often troubled childhood in Melbourne, to the establishment of a school in Penola, through to her vocation as co-founder of the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart.

Featuring dramatised scenes of the pivotal moments in Mary’s life, the documentary is also supported by an enormous resource of correspondence to, from and about Mary, including thousands of letters written by Mary herself.

“Mary MacKillop lived a remarkable, inspired life and I’m delighted that The History Channel is able to honour her memory with the screening of this world premiere documentary, to coincide with her historic canonisation,” said Jim Buchan, Group Channel Manager, Factual Channels.” – “History Channel to Make New Documentary on Mary MacKillop”, CathNews

This post from CathNews was really great to read about. After writing about Mary MacKillop’s future canonization earlier this week, I felt the need to share this with everybody as well. I think it is really wonderful that the History Channel is going to be making a documentary on her life. It will surely be a documentary worth watching more than once. Mary MacKillop led a great life and it will be awesome to get to see all that she did in a documentary format. I will, without a doubt, learn a lot from it when I can view it.


  1. […] from CathNews.com was a very interesting one for several reasons. If you remember, I wrote about Mary MacKillop recently in another post because she is having a History Channel documentary made about her life. […]

  2. […] over the course of the summer I have written about Mary MacKillop and her upcoming canonization. It just seems like Australia is getting more and more excited with […]