Discover more about Mary MacKillop’s amazing legacy – with Mary Ryan rsj and the Josephite Companions, 8th of each month (mostly!)

Mary MacKillop died on 8 August, 1909. For almost 30 years, we have had a tradition of gathering with our family members, friends and colleagues,  here – at Mary MacKillop Precinct – on the 8th of every month  (except April – Holy Saturday) to honour Mary, discover more of her legacy, and pray for the needs of our world.

We are continuing this tradition in 2023 – in new and different ways.
Join us on the 8th of each month (except Holy Saturday 2023) for story-telling, songs, short times of reflection in Bethany Centre, for some quiet time in the historic Saint Joseph’s Chapel – and, of course, for the obligatory 3Cs: a cuppa, cake and chat!


Bethany Centre, 4 High Street, Kensington SA (street parking only – easily accessible by public transport).

All are welcome!

Our presenters:

Mary Ryan rsj is the Director of Mary MacKillop Precinct.  She has spent many years working in the areas of primary and secondary education, adult and young adult spirituality and also in a number of leadership roles in both Victoria and NSW. In recent years, Mary has co-ordinated the establishment of Mary MacKillop Precinct, the redevelopment of Mary MacKillop Museum and the creation of the Kensington-Norwood Mary MacKillop Walk.  A keen photographer, she is inspired daily by her hero, Saint Mary of the Cross MacKillop.

Josephite Companions—formerly Associates—are women and men from all walks of life who are drawn to the spirit of Mary MacKillop and Julian Tenison Woods.  Josephite Companions are active in ministry in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand as well as in Peru, Timor Leste and Scotland.  Companions spend time together, walk with and accompany one another: this they do with the Sisters and with their fellow Companions. Together they share the Josephite charism, wanting to make a difference in the world through living the gospel with a Josephite heart. They do this through a focus on Prayer, Friendship and Service.  Being a Josephite Companion is one of four pathways of committing to a Josephite way of life.