Led by the Sisters of St Joseph, this pilgrimage is an invitation for prayer and reflection.

Today, the Sisters of St Joseph recognise that each of us is on a daily journey of faith but there is a time in life when we feel called to join with others; seeking, listening, reflecting and seeing the hand of God at work in our own lives. The pilgrimage offers an opportunity to journey to significant places in Australia made holy by St Mary MacKillop. While on pilgrimage, pilgrims are invited to reflect on St Mary MacKillop’s life and to recognise her relevance in their own lives.

The Journey:

  • Starting in Melbourne, experience the early life of St Mary and the MacKillop family
  • Continue the story by coach to Hamilton, Portland and Port McDonnell
  • Spend two nights in Penola connecting with St Mary MacKillop and Fr Julian Tenison Woods’ stories
  • Coach into South Australia and visit Our Lady Star of the Sea—church built by Fr Julian Tenison Woods at Robe
  • Continue on to Adelaide where St Mary professed her vows as a Sister of Saint Joseph and immerse yourself in the unfolding story of the Congregation
  • Fly to Sydney and spend three nights at St Mary MacKillop Place where St Mary lived and died. Visit her burial site in the Memorial chapel.

For further information, contact the Australian Pilgrimage Co-Ordinator at national.pilgrimage@mmp.org.au or call (02) 8912 4818.

Event Date

Tuesday 17 October 2023
– Saturday 28 October 2023