2016 Aug | MacKillop

By |2018-08-01T14:10:46+10:00August 2nd, 2016|Categories: Articles, E-Magazines|Tags: , , , , |

From the Editor Marilyn Rodrigues Many wonderful saints share the month of August for their feast days, but it is hard as an Australian to pass up the opportunity to celebrate St Mary of the Cross MacKillop. Sr Monica Cavanagh RSJ, the congregational leader of the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart, has

St Mary MacKillop Drama

By |2018-08-06T13:40:36+10:00April 25th, 2013|Categories: Craft, Special Feasts|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Get to know this awesome saint with this drama about her life! It can be done with one child or ten making it perfect for classrooms and big groups. The script and instructions to make your own Brown Joey Habit are all included in the free PDF download. Download Script Here Enjoy and tell how the

St Mary of the Cross Mackillop

By |2017-09-06T05:13:30+10:00August 14th, 2012|Categories: Articles, Special Feasts|Tags: , , , , , , |

For the first time, on August 8, 2011, the universal Church will honour Australia’s first saint, St Mary of the Cross MacKillop. It has always been her feast day, but from this year the liturgical observance of this feast will be raised to a ‘solemnity’. What is a solemnity? A solemnity is the highest rank

St Mary’s Sweet Treats

By |2017-09-06T04:28:53+10:00July 9th, 2012|Categories: Recipes, Special Feasts|Tags: , , , , , , |

St Mary of the Cross MacKillop  is known for her habit of carrying sweets in her pocket to reward good effort in her students. Try this recipe for some traditional style sweets typical of those eaten in Mary’s time. Toffee Ingredients: 1 cup (220g) caster sugar 2 tbsp boiling water 2 tbsp vinegar sprinkes to

A Mackillop Feast!

By |2017-09-06T04:23:52+10:00July 9th, 2012|Categories: Recipes, Special Feasts|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Australians are always looking for an excuse to roll out the festive foods that our Northern hemisphere brethren enjoy in their Winter season. Instead of ‘Christmas in July’, how about celebrating a MacKillop Thanksgiving? The Solemnity of St Mary of the Cross is the perfect opportunity to gather family and friends to give thanks for

St Mary Mack Chatter Box

By |2017-09-06T04:20:48+10:00July 9th, 2012|Categories: Craft, Special Feasts|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Use these inspiring quotes from St Mary of the Cross MacKillop to make a chatter-box to use with your family and friends!A chatterbox is an origami paper craft that is fun to fold and even more fun to use. Perched on top of two thumbs and two fingers. It requires only a single sheet of