Mary MacKillop 1871 Over the past months we have experienced global turmoil and disasters. In Australia, the plight of the nation and the planet have raised our awareness to the absolute need of being connected. We have witnessed amazing heroism, generosity and deep sharing in unbelievably big and small ways. Mary MacKillop was a person who spent her life reaching out, giving and connecting. God’s presence was a dominant feature of her life. The witness we have experienced in a nation’s response, is Mary’s call to us in every-day life. God is with us in it all, good or challenging. Let us ask ourselves whether Mary MacKillop’s inspirational response of reaching out, giving and connecting can become a natural call to all of us?
........ Sr. Michele Shipperley rsj (full article on the Congregation’s Website)