The Review of Mary MacKillop Website at marymackillop.org.au/ begins with full praise to the website's designers. First impressions at the homepage encourage the reader to delve more fully into the website. Images of Mary MacKillop from various stages of her life set a wonderful scene to explore this marvellous website much further.
Blessed Mary MacKillop was canonized in Rome on 17 October, 2010. Mary is the first Australian to be canonised. As this is such a significant event for all Australians, especially the Catholics of Australia, it is marked by a count-down clock on the canonisation page.
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The Canonisation webpage has a large variety of links to some truly, very special webpages, including:
- Canonisation News Articles
- Mary MacKillop Blog
- Liturgical Resources
- Mary MacKillop Songs
- Canonisation Events
- Mary macKillop Merchandise
- Educational Resources
- Canonisation Ceremony
- The Process of Canonisation
- Mary's Path to Canonisation
- After Canonisation
The Canonisation Ceremony:
The Canonisation of Blessed Mary MacKillop Ceremony is taken from the marymackillop.org.au website:
- The reading of a brief biography of each Blessed being canonised.
- The preparation for the ceremony – features short readings or prayers written by the Blessed. At this point there will be a prayer or hymn (chosen to fit the biography which has been submitted by each Postulator).
The Rite of Canonisation – the Mass celebrated by the Holy Father
- The pope begins with a greeting.
- The Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints accompanies the Postulators to the Holy Father and requests the Holy Father to proceed with the Canonisation of the Blesseds using the formula: Most blessed Father, The holy Mother Church, asks your Holiness that these blessed ones be written in Book of Saints and thus be invoked as such by all Christians.
- The Prefect then presents a brief biography of those to be canonised.
- Prayer and Litany of the Saints follows with the concluding prayer to the Litany
- THE HOLY FATHER SOLEMNLY PRONOUNCES THE OFFICIAL FORMULA OF CANONISATION.
- ALL RESPOND with the sung AMEN
- The relics of the Saints are placed near the altar
- The choir /cantor sings alleluiax3
- The assembly repeats the above alleluia x3
- The choir/cantor sings a brief acclamation.
- The Prefect thanks the Holy Father and asks that arrangements be made that the Apostolic letter be written regarding the Canonisation
- Holy Father responds – may this be so!
- The Prefect and the Postulators exchange a sign of peace with Holy Father
- THE EUCHARIST FOLLOWS AS NORMAL – the Gloria, the opening Prayer, the Readings etc.
This website is definitely worth the visit. In fact, I would encourage all Catholics, especially those from Australia, to visit this website and to gain a truly remarkable appreciation of this most incredible women and to explore how she is very much the role model for all Australians!
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