National Pilgrimage

'In the Footsteps of Saint Mary MacKillop' is the National Pilgrimage which goes to many of the places associated with Mary MacKillop’s life and ministry.

Young Mary MelbourneThis is a unique opportunity for participants to absorb some of the aspects of her life and appreciate anew her role as our Australian saint.

The notion of going on a pilgrimage and being a pilgrim is a very ancient one that belongs to the spiritual tradition of all great faiths.

Places of pilgrimage beckon people to touch and get caught up in the atmosphere and spiritual realities that belong to their origins. However, it is not only the site that takes people deep into the heart of their faith, but the journey itself.

A pilgrimage is a very personal experience but it is usually a journey with others: seeking, listening, reflecting and seeing the hand of God at work in our own lives.

This Australian Pilgrimage begins in East Melbourne on 9 November, 2016 and goes to many of the places associated with Mary MacKillop’s life and ministry. It concludes at Mary MacKillop Place North Sydney on 19 November, 2016.

It is a unique opportunity for participants to absorb some of the aspects of her life and appreciate anew her role as our Australian saint.