Mary MacKillop: Australia's First Saint
At 24, she co-founded the Australian Religious Congregation, the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart. At 29, she was wrongfully excommunicated from the Church but her faith and trust in God did not waver. Before she died in 1909 at age 67, people of all backgrounds already regarded her as a Saint.
Her name is Saint Mary MacKillop -- a woman ahead of her time, a woman destined to be the first Australian Saint. She was chosen as one of the patron saints of World Youth Day 2008 in Sydney. Salt + Light producers Mary Rose Bacani and Kris Dmytrenko retrace her footsteps in Australia's southern state, birthplace of the congregation. Join them in this special half-hour program that highlights her life and legacy.