Mary MacKillop Centre Adelaide is a spiritual oasis in a busy city!

The Centre is located at Kensington, on the historical site of St Joseph’s Convent, established by Mary MacKillop in 1872, and where she lived, prayed and worked until 1883. Mary MacKillop Centre Adelaide comprises: St Joseph’s Chapel, Mary MacKillop Museum and Bethany Centre. Together, they form our ‘Hub of Spirituality, Education and Hospitality.’

Chapel

St Joseph’s Chapel

Mary MacKillop’s much-loved place of prayer, has become a place of pilgrimage, prayer and peace for people of all backgrounds.

Come … breathe in Mary’s spirit ... pray where she prayed so often ... experience an inner peace.


Discover the history of St Joseph's Chapel by downloading the St Joseph's Chapel and Convent Leaflet.

To find out more or to make a booking download the Group Booking Form or the Weddings Information

MMC Adelaide Visitor Information

St Joseph’s Chapel, where Mary MacKillop prayed for so many years,  is open to visitors each day from 8.30am to  4.00pm.  Come, pay a visit to this oasis in the city! Stay a minute ... an hour!

Mary MacKillop Museum will be celebrating the Sesquicentenary of the foundation of the Sisters of St Joseph. To mark this milestone, the Museum will be redeveloped to a new and  contemporary design incorporating digital and interactive displays.  The new exhibition will capture the  spirit of Mary MacKillop and Julian Tenison Woods, and show-case the Josephite spirit, from the past to present day. CLOSED for redevelopment during 2016. The theme for the new exhibition is ‘In all things love’ . Date for the launch TBA.

Bethany Centre offers adult spirituality programmes throughout the year, and is also available for hire by Church-related groups and organisations.

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2016 promises to be a very exciting year with many offerings from Mary MacKillop Centre Adelaide. We are pleased to present our 2016 events and retreats as well as a brochure for Josephite retreats 'in other places'


VISIT OUR ONLINE STORE  During the Sisters of St Josephs Sesquicentenary Year we would like to share with the 'Book of the Month' :

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Museum

Mary MacKillop Museum ...

Mary MacKillop Museum will be celebrating the Sesquicentenary of the foundation of the Sisters of St Joseph. To mark this milestone, the Museum will be redeveloped to a new and contemporary design incorporating digital and interactive displays.  The new exhibition will capture the  spirit of Mary MacKillop and Julian Tenison Woods, and show-case the Josephite spirit, from past to present day. 

CLOSED for redevelopment during 2016. The theme for the new exhibition is ‘In all things love’ Date for the launch TBA.

 

MMC Adelaide Hospitality

As we honour and pray with St Mary MacKillop at the 8th of the Month Mass in St Joseph's Chapel, we welcome people to share morning tea together in the Bethany Centre. 

There is wheelchair access to St Joseph’s Chapel,  Mary MacKillop Museum and Bethany Centre.

Bethany

Bethany Centre

Throughout the year, Mary MacKillop Centre Adelaide hosts a whole range of adult spirituality programmes which are held in Bethany Centre. These are open to all.

Our large, versatile space with its modern self-catering and AV facilities, is also available for hire by schools and Church-related groups.

To find out more, or to make a booking, download the Booking Form.

Shop

The shop has a very large range of resources, calendars, souvenirs and St Mary MacKillop devotional items. Books suitable for adults as well as children are available.

During the Sisters of St Josephs Sesquicentenary Year we would like to share with the 'Book of the Month' :

Visit the Online Store
Visit the Online Store

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Contact

Mary MacKillop Centre Adelaide

4 High Street, Kensington, South Australia, 5068

10 minutes by car from Adelaide CBD.  Street parking only.

Public Transport:

  • Bus # H20, H21, H22, or H24 from Grenfell or Currie Streets, Adelaide. Alight at Stop 11, The Parade, Norwood, and walk south along Phillip Street
  • ‘Suburban Connector’ (Circle Line) Bus # 300: Alight at Stop 9 on Portrush Road (outside or opposite St Joseph’s Convent) and walk either to High or Phillip Street (see map)

From humble beginnings.

The Sisters of St Joseph were founded by Mary MacKillop and Julian Tenison Woods in Penola, South Australia in 1866.

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