Today, Australia will receive her first saint. On Sunday evening (Australian time), Pope Benedict will canonise Mother Mary of the Cross (MacKillop) along with five others of the Blessed.
This is a day of immense pride for the Australian Catholic Church. We look to Mother Mary of the Cross at a time when the Church in Australia falters amidst secularism and atheism.
Read about the life of Mother Mary of the Cross here.
Saint Mary of the Cross, pray for us!