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Mr Shane Taylor
Faith and Mission Coordinator

On Monday, 8 August, we celebrate the feast of St Mary of the Cross, our Mary MacKillop, our first Australian Saint.

A Woman Held In The Hospitable Heart Of God

Mary MacKillop was a big hearted woman full of compassion and love. She felt and experienced the abundance of God’s love for her. In times of trials and tribulations, she found refuge in the hospitable heart of God’s love. She wrote in 1907, “When storms rage, when persecutions or dangers threaten, I quietly creep into the deep abyss of the Sacred Heart; and securely sheltered there, my soul is in peace”. She was a woman whose heartbeat was in unison with the heartbeat of God. In her life, she became a heartbeat of God for our wounded world.

Let us pray:

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
God of hospitality, open our hearts to the abundance of your love. May we, like Mary MacKillop, trust in your loving care for us in all the situations of our lives. May we share this love in our wounded world
St Mary of the Cross, open to God’s presence, pray for us.
In the Name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.