Mary MacKillop, Patron of Clerical Persecutees

This CNS feature on Mary MacKillop notes a print interview from Perth, Australia:

Irish clergy in Adelaide were “determined to bring her down,” said Sister Anne Derwin, head of the congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of the Sacred Heart, which Blessed MacKillop founded with Father Julian Tenison Woods.

Money mismanagement, drunkenness, disobedience … some might say in response, pot, kettle, black.

If she is adopted by the persecuted, I hope they (and we) don’t lose track of the woman’s saintly accomplishments in education, charity, justice, and forming her community.


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Todd lives in the Pacific Northwest, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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