Today we celebrate the feast day of Australia’s first saint ~ Mary MacKillop.
Mary was born in Melbourne in 1842 and died in Sydney on the 8th August 1909. She responded to the isolation of colonial families and pioneered a new form of religious life to provide education for their children.
Mary and her sisters shared the life of the poor, offering special care to destitute women and children. She will be remembered for her eagerness to discover God’s will in all things, and for her abiding trust in God’s providence.
Pray to be ever ready for God’s will, even when it takes you by surprise. 1880
Do all you can with the means at your disposal and calmly leave the rest to God. 1891
Never see a need without doing something about it.
Try to at least excuse what you cannot understand. 1877