St. Mary MacKillop

05 January 2014

Side stained glass window of St. Mary's Catholic Church (right window of double set, third set of windows to the right).

Saint Mary Mac Killop (1842 – 1909) is the first australian saint of the Roman Catholic Church. She founded the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart, a congregation of religious sisters which established a number of schools and welfare institutions throughout Australasia, with an emphasis on education for the rural poor. MacKillop and her Josephites were involved with an orphanage; neglected children; girls in danger; the aged poor; a reformatory and a home for the aged and incurably ill. The Josephite sisters were prepared to follow farmers, railway workers and miners into the isolated outback and live as they lived. MacKillop was beatified on 19 January 1995 by Pope John Paul II. Her canonisation by Pope Benedict XVI took place on 17 October 2010. At the window she is represented with two Aboriginal kids. At the top of the window there are Australian and Scottish flags and the map of Australia. At the lower part there is the Josephite Sisters' emblem. The windows' background is decorated with the Aboriginal Art motifs.

 

 

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Additional Info

  • Date of execution:: 2013-08-21
  • Designed by:: Tomasz Tuszko
  • Technique:: Classical stained glass
  • Character of the object:: Parish church
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