Monday, December 21, 2009

Blessed Mary MacKillop on her way to Sainthood

Blessed Mary MacKillop moves closer to canonisation as a second miracle attributed to her has been accepted by the Vatican's congregation for the causes of saints.

There are a range of educational resources and programs available for schools to learn about Mary MacKillop and her place in Australian Catholic history.

Mary MacKillop place in North Sydney has a museum and runs educational programs, guided tours and retreats for school groups.

The Mary MacKillop website also provides a range of online educational and prayer resources for all schooling levels. They also provides links to a range of Religious Education syllabuses which provide learning about Mary MacKillop and the Sisters of St Joseph. When students are studying themes in these syllabi, they can be integrated with the story of Mary MacKillop and the Sisters of St Joseph.

CEO Sydney provides a webpage of Mary MacKillop resources including Support Material for Schools In the centenary year of the death of Blessed Mary MacKillop 2009 and liturgy resources.

The Sisters of St Joseph provide a brief history of Mary's life and work at their website page - Mary MacKillop's story as well as more resources including Pope Benedict's words about Mary MacKillop in July 2008.

Resources available for borrowing from TLRU.

*Sainthood in Australia : Mary MacKillop and the print media, McCreanor, Sheila J. 2001
*Mary MacKillop [videorecording] ; Caroline Chisholm, Powell, Madeline. 2000
*Mary MacKillop's sisters : a life unveiled Henderson, Anne. 1997
*Igniting sparks of reconciliation and compassion : prayer and ritual for staff gatherings in Catholic schools today Abbott, Margaret. 1996
*The official MacKillop papal.visit 1995. the beatification of venerable Mary Mackillop and the visit by his holiness Pope.John.Paul II to Sydney, Australia 1995
*Mary MacKillop resource kit, 1995
*The story of Mary MacKillop. [Teacher text] Doyle, Bernadette. 1995
*The story of Mary MacKillop. [Student text] Doyle, Bernadette. 1995
*Mary MacKillop : a tribute, Wilson, Andrew. 1995
*Wallaby track woman: Sisters of St. Joseph of the Sacred Heart. Mary MacKillop Secretariat.1995
*Mary MacKillop women : what are they doing now? Kenny, Margaret P. 1995
*Mary [videorecording],Pavlou, Kay. 1994
*Mary MacKillop unveiled O'Brien, Lesley. 1994
*Long have I loved you [videorecording]:Mary MacKillop-a woman of vision Dynan, Bruce. 1992
*Advent, Christmas, saints Lovell, Philippa. 1990
*The Josephite story : the sisters of St Joseph: their foundation and early history 1866-1893, Foale, Marie Therese. 1989
*Mary and Frances : a story about Mary MacKillop and the Sisters of St Joseph,Spence, Eleanor. 1986
*Mary Mackillop : a great Australian, Goodwin, Joan. 1985
Mary MacKillop, a woman before her time, Modystack, William, 1936- 1982

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