IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF MARY MACKILLOP

6 June 2017 | General Interest

2017 Australian National Pilgrimage

The National Pilgrimage, ‘In the footsteps of Saint Mary MacKillop’, goes to many places associated with Mary MacKillop’s life and ministry.

This 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, goes to many of the places associated with Mary MacKillop’s life and ministry and concludes at Mary MacKillop Place North Sydney on 19 November.

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

The Sisters of St Joseph will lead the Pilgrimage and provide input at the significant sites in Mary's life. Opportunity for prayer and reflection is provided at these special places in New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia.

For further information about the National Pilgrimage please contact Mary MacKillop Place.
Therese Leydon rsj or Annie Bond rsj: mmp.nationalpilgrimage@sosj.org.au
PH: 02 8912 4845 or 02 8912 4818