Sunday, October 17, 2010

Honouring our Mary MacKillop

This evening we attended the Vigil Celebration at the Conciliazione Auditorium, led by Bishop Philip Wilson.
It was absolutely wonderful. I was held in a magnificent Auditorium packed with Aussies. We were so proud to be there honouring our Mary MacKillop.

The actors, musicians and singer from the Australian Catholic University were superb. Ms Megan Hancock as Mary MacKillop portrayed her life’s journey. Several times I was brought to tears, especially when they read from Isaiah – the Spirit of the Lord is upon me, he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor.

A very appreciative audience.

The rendition of Waltzing Matilda at the end of the concert was wonderful. It was sung in different languages, with the choruses in English. The didgeridoo player was great too.
The whole evening was joyful, professional, very sensitive and very moving.


  1. We are geting a fair amount of coverage here so your Blog is supported by the Media
    Kevin Rudd seemed to come across very well and yes the Didgeridoo has been impressive
    Today is the Day
    I loved all the nuns with their blue scarfs
    St Mary MacKillop pray for us

  2. Heidi, A wonderful experience. We are so proud of you. Look forward to seeing you home and hearing the stories about the wonderful experiences you and Charlotte are having.
    Love from

  3. A truly moving moment here as we heard the words St Mary of the Cross! Must have been incredible for you all there at that moment and indeed all day. Enjoy. Love Therese