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Mary Mackillop Place in Sydney (Australia)

Address: 7 Mount St North Sydney
Web: http://www.marymackillopplace.org.au
Part of the world: Pacific
Country: Australia (see more Museum in Australia)
City: Sydney (see more Museum in Sydney)
Type of place: Sights
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The St. Mary Helen MacKillop, Mary Ellen actually MacKillop (January 15, 1842 in Melbourne, † 8 August 1909 in Sydney) was an Australian Roman Catholic nun and co-founder and Superior General of the Congregation of Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart (German sisters of St. Joseph of the Sacred Heart). On 19 January 1995 she was beatified as the first and only person in Australia and Oceania, Pope John Paul II. Pope Benedict XVI. MacKillop said on 17 October 2010 sacred - their Memorial Day in the liturgy of the Catholic Church is the 8th August. Mary Helen MacKillops parents, Alexander MacKillop (1812-1868) and Flora Hannah MacDonald (1816-1886), emigrated late 1830s from Scotland to Australia on 14 July 1840 in Melbourne, got married. Her father, who was born in Ardnamurchan, was on 20 January 1838 on board the Brilliant arrived in Sydney. Flora had come with her mother Catherine and her brother Donald on board the Glen Huntley to Australia. She came from the small village of Glenfinnan. On 15 Mary Helen was born in January 1842 as the eldest of eight children [1] in Fitzroy, Melbourne. At the instigation of her father towards Mary Helen enjoyed a good education at private schools and by their own father, who had studied including several years as a seminarian in Rome. Her father is described as a very intelligent and diligent student [2], who also represented his own opinion very insistent, so he had a falling out in Rome with his Prior. In addition, he was very careless when it came to money matters, and was often dismissed due to his stubbornness. When Mary was nine years old, he took a mortgage on the family farm to pay for a trip to a dying friend in Scotland, according to which he had promised this assistance for a long time. When he returned after seventeen months, the family had lost the farm. Mary got a hand through his integrity and strength of character to appreciate, on the other hand, she was the eldest child of the chronic lack of funds suffering from early family forced to care for her siblings and support the family financially.
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