significant dates in Mary MacKillop's life

  • Birth of Mary

    Born in Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, Melborn, 15th January. Baptised 28th January.
  • Holy Communion.

    Makes first Holy Communion
  • Governess met Fr Woods

    Governess went to Penola Homestead and met Fr Julian Tenison Woods for the first time.
  • Started Stable School

    Started Stable School, 19th March.
  • Opens First convent-cottage

    Opens the first convent-cottage in Grote Street, Adelaide and began to teach in St Francis Xavier Hall School.
  • Mary excommunicated

    Mary excommunicated
  • Excommunicated order removed.

    Excommunicated order removed
  • Sisters Restored to there habits

    Sisters Restored to there habits.
  • Investigation into affairs

    Episcopal investigation into affairs in Adilaide (June), Mary and Sisters vindicated and Fr Woods advised to relinquish the direction of the Sisters.
  • Travels to Rome

    Mary travels to Rome to speek approvel of Rule written by Fr Woods. Personal audience with Pope Pius IX.
  • Mary elected Superior General

    Constitution of the Institude of St Joseph accepted by First General Chapter. Free, compulsory education becomes law in South Australia.
  • Cardinal Moran informs Mary

    Cardinal Moran informs Mary that Propaganda considers her
    re-eletion (1881) invalid. He appoints Mother Bernard Walsh.
  • Decree from Rome

    Decree from Rome constitutes the Sisters of St Josheph of the Sacred Heart as an approved Regular Congregation with Mother House in North Sydney. Diocesan congregation to be distinct from the other and to make some alterations in their habit and their Rule.
  • Mother Bernard died

    Mary got elected to be Superior General after Mother Bernard died
  • Mary died

    Mary died on the 8th of August at Mount Street, North Sydney and was buried at Gore Hill cemetery
  • Building of Mermorial Chapel

    Building of Memorial Chapel and transfer of her remains.