Mary MacKillop

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Birthday
15, 1842
Birthplace
Fitzroy, Australia
Death Date
Aug 8, 1909 (67)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
15, 1842
Birthplace
Fitzroy, Australia
Death Date
Aug 8, 1909 (67)

About

Australian nun who founded the Sisters of St. Joseph of the Sacred Heart, which established a number of schools throughout Australia, in 1866.

Before Fame

She started work at the age of 14 as a clerk in a stationery store in Melbourne to help support her family.

Trivia

She is the first Australian to be recognized by the Catholic Church as a saint.

Family Life

Her brother Donald was a Jesuit priest who worked among the Aborigines in the Northern part of Austrailia.

Associated With

She was canonized by Pope Benedict XVI in 2010.