Sunday, June 01, 2008
Speaking of Mary's....
Miracle needed to make McKillop a saint.
May 20, 2008 - 3:06PM
Mother Mary MacKillop is unlikely to be named Australia's first saint named during Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Sydney in July.
Vatican officials say there are no plans to elevate the Catholic nun to sainthood during World Youth Day (WYD08), despite the Pope's scheduled visit to her tomb in North Sydney during the event.
Born in Victoria in 1842, Mary MacKillop co-founded the Sisters Of Joseph religious order.
She was beatified by Pope John Paul II in January 1995, but remains one documented miracle away from becoming Australia's first saint.
Beatification means someone is blessed and has performed a miracle, but a candidate must perform two miracles in order to be canonised and become a fully-fledged saint.
Apostolic Nuncio to Australia, Archbishop Guiseppe Lazzarotto, said it was unlikely a second miracle would be recognised in time for Mother Mary to be canonised in July.
What a wank....( thant's my comment )
She deserves to be made a saint...I wonder if we would have to wait for a second miracle if she had been a man???????