Thursday, July 10, 2008

Australia 1 dollar 2008 - Mary MacKillop

New circulating commemorative:

"Mary MacKillop"

Mary MacKillop, born in Victoria 1842, was a teacher and Catholic nun.
Mary founded the Order of the Sisters of St Joseph and set up a parish school for
underprivileged children in South Australia.
This was the first religious order to be founded by an Australian.
Under Mary's guidance, the order established schools and charitable institutions across Australia and was devoted to the care of orphans, neglected children, the homeless, sick and aged.
In 1995, Mary MacKillop was beatified by Pope John Paul II. The process which could lead to her canonisation is underway.
It is hoped she will be declared Saint Mary MacKillop.



LINK: Royal Australian Mint

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Aluminium Bronce
Weight: 9.00 g
Diameter: 25.00 mm
Mintage: Unlimited

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