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Saint Mary of the Cross - Mary MacKillop

First canonized Saint from Australia.

Foundress of the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart (Josephites), with an emphasis on eduction for the rural poor.
Born on 15 January 1842 in Newtown, New South Wales
Died on 8 August 1909
Beatified by St John Paul II on 19 January 1995 in Sydney
Canonized by Pope Benedict XVI on 17 October 2010 in St Peter's Square
Major shrine - Mary MacKillop Place, North Sydney
Feast day - 8th August