WelCom May 2023
The 125th anniversary of the arrival of Mary MacKillop, and her Sisters of Joseph in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, was celebrated on Sunday 19 March, St Joseph’s Day.
Organised by parishioner and ex-pupil of St Joseph’s School, Carol Meikle QSM, the event featured the unveiling and blessing of a commemorative Sacred Heart statue by Dunedin’s Bishop Michael Dooley.
MacKillop spent several months in Port Chalmers in 1898. The Sisters of St Joseph maintained a presence in the community from 1898 to 1979.
MacKillop was a strong and determined woman whose work benefited thousands of children. She was canonised a saint in October 2010.