SPONSORED BY MARY MACKILLOP PLACE
MARY MacKillop Place is first and foremost a sacred place, a place of pilgrimage.
The chapel, built in honour of St Mary MacKillop was blessed and opened on January 19, 1914.
On January 28 of that year, Mary’s remains were transferred from Sydney’s Gore Hill Cemetery to the chapel where she rests today.
People come from all walks of life and diverse cultures to pray at the tomb of St Mary MacKillop or to sit quietly in the chapel to reflect.
Set amidst the hustle and bustle of the North Sydney business district, it is an oasis of tranquillity where people can savour the quiet and peace.
It is a centre of pilgrimage and learning where the Sisters of St Joseph offer prayer opportunities, pastoral concern, pilgrimage experiences, museum tours for students and adults, staff development days for schools and parish teams, and more.
“You are invited to immerse yourself in the story of our co-founders Mary MacKillop and Julian Tension Woods by visiting the museum, which is part of a complex of historic buildings built in the early 1900s,” a spokeswoman for the Sisters of St Joseph said.
One such building is Alma Cottage, which was Mary’s home from 1884 to 1909.
Hospitality is a hallmark of Mary MacKillop Place.
“Whether you come as a pilgrim or as part of a conference group sisters and staff offer a quality of service that respects the dignity of all,” a spokesperson for the centre said.
“In these ways we honour the heritage left to us in Mary MacKillop’s life, work and spirituality.
“You are welcome to visit Mary MacKillop Place where we strive to engage in contemporary justice issues; care for all creation by taking responsibility for the gifts and abundance of the earth; work collaboratively and continue the mission of Mary MacKillop and the Sisters of St Joseph.”
For further information about Mary MacKillop Place and all it offers visit the website www.marymackillopplace.org.au