Catechiwi Special: Australasia’s First Saint

The Catechiwi Podcast

On October 17, Pope Benedict XVI will canonise Blessed Mary MacKillop, making her St Mary of the Cross (MacKillop). Mary, born and raised in Australia, was a co-founder of the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart and spent approximately four years of her religious life in New Zealand. She encountered major obstacles along the way, but responded to them with charity and humility. In a special episode of Catechiwi, Sr Ann Neven, RSJ, speaks with Gavin Abraham on Mary MacKillop’s life and legacy just days before the canonisation. It’s the story of an Aussie battler — one who Kiwis can also claim.