Saint Mary of the Cross MacKillop

“Never see a need without doing something about it.”

Mary MacKillop College enjoys a singular privilege in both its location and its connection to the life and legacy of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop.

We embody her principles and her spirit in every aspect of its life – situated as we are in the very shadows of her Chapel and the original Mother-house here in Adelaide.

That connection guides us in all that we do.

Mary was often quoted saying, “Never see a need without doing something about it”.  This remains at the forefront of our students’ awareness of themselves as members of the Josephite community, embracing the spirit of Mary and engaging the world.

In Masses, Chapel assemblies, classroom Pastoral Care and charitable outreach, the Religious dimension of the College draws its life from the living heart of Australia’s pioneering founder of the Josephite order and its tradition of service to others.

You will find this spirit in the faces of our young women as they grow in their understanding of the rich promise that is their living faith, their ever-expanding awareness of the potential of their own contribution to the world and to bringing God’s love to the place and time in which they live.

At Mary MacKillop College, the invitation to take part in this faith experience is offered on a daily basis and our reputation as a faith-filled community rests on the willing and generous response our girls give to this invitation.


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