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Excommunicated to be Oz’s 1st saint.

The Vatican has announced that Mary MacKillop, once excommunicated, is to become Australia’s first saint.

MacKillop was excommunicated in 1871 for insubordination, but exonerated 3 years later.

In 1995, John Paul II beatified MacKillop, saying a woman had been cured of terminal leukaemia in 1961 after praying to her. In December last year, Benedict recognised a second miracle, the cure of an Australian woman, Kathleen Evans, from inoperable cancer.

MacKillop was a passionate believer in education and along with her order, the Sisters of St Joseph, founded dozens of schools.

MacKillop is to be formally canonised on 17th October.

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February 19, 2010 - Posted by | Inspiration, Mary MacKillop, Religion, Success

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