Sunday, 17 October 2010

A very special day............

Mary MacKillop will be canonised in a few hours at the Vatican in Rome. She will be the first Saint from Australia.
Mary MacKillop founded the Sisters of St Joseph. I was educated by this order of Nuns. It is a very special day for her to become a Saint.
Saint Mary of the Cross.
Catch you later..............
Chookyblue

13 comments:

  1. it is a special day Chook. we have been celebrating her at mass these past weeks in the lead up to today. Mum has a friend who is over in rome now, especially for this event.

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  2. It's great that we and our kidlets get see this....so many have gone before us only to and hope for this and I'm sure, they to, are a great clowd of witness.

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  3. It really is a special day. Mother Mary was a saint during her lifetime; this is just the official recognition. Wonder what she would think of it all?

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  4. We are in Rome but leaving today as the cannonisation is taking place. Visited Vatican city yesterday - so many Aussie's here. A very special day.

    Joolz

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  5. We are celebrating here in NZ today, her Order is here as well. In fact they taught at my school for a time after I left..........not sure what that meant. I such a lovely thing to have a Australian Saint.

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  6. It is a special day indeed. We celebrated at school on Friday and the children sang the final hymn (about SAINT Mary) with such spirit and energy it was really touching.

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  7. I am so glad for this special day, Chook, to honor a gentle, giving soul.

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  8. How wonderful! This is the first I've heard of her, but I think I'll go look her up and get to know her. It's always good to have friends in high places! :)

    MGM

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  9. Congratulations to all Aussies on the canonization of their very first saint! This is the first I've heard of her, too, so I'll have to do a bit of research.

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  10. She was certainly an amazing women.

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  11. What a wonderful day to finally have Mother Mary recognized. To be able to see it on the TV was just wonderful.
    Hugs
    Narelle

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  12. As I was reading your blog yesterday, the radio was on and this was mentioned on the news. Coincidence! Thanks for the link, very interesting reading!

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  13. What a fantastic day! They announced this at Mass this past weekend.

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