Mary Mackillop's Life

Events

Mary Mackillop's Birth

15 January 1842

Mary becomes a governess and meets Father Woods in Penola

1861

Mary Mackillop opens her first school in a stable

March 19 1866

Mary becomes the first sister of the Sisters of St. Joseph of the Sacred Heart

August 15 1867

Mary opens first Adelaide school

October 1 1867

Mary is excommunicated by Bishop Sheil

September 22 1871

Mary's excommunication removed before Bishop Sheil died.

February 23 1872

Mary travels to Rome and meets the pope

1873

Mary becomes Superior General in First General Chapter

1875

There were now 10 foundations in Australia

1880

Mary's re-elected as Superior General in Second General Chapter

1881

The first NZ foundation in Temuka, South Island

1883

Mary elected as Superior General

1898

Went to Rotorua and suffered a severe stroke

1902

Mary Mackillop died in North Sydney

August 8 1909

Mary Mackillop is canonized by Pope Benedict XVI

October 17 2010