Mormons: Is Mary McKillop a latter day saint?

Mary Helen MacKillop (15 January 1842 – 8 August 1909), also known as Saint Mary of the Cross,[1] was an Australian Roman Catholic nun who, together with Father Julian Tenison Woods, founded the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart and a number of schools and welfare institutions throughout Australasia with an emphasis on education for the poor, particularly in country areas. Since her death she has attracted much veneration in Australia and internationally.

On 17 July 2008, Pope Benedict XVI prayed at her tomb during his visit to Sydney for World Youth Day 2008. On 19 December 2009, Pope Benedict XVI approved the Roman Catholic Church's recognition of a second miracle attributed to her intercession.[2] She was canonised on 17 October 2010 during a public ceremony in St Peter's Square at the Vatican.[3][4][5][6] She is the only Australian to be recognised by the Roman Catholic Church as a saint.[7][8]

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  • Tish
    Lv 5
    8 years ago
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    You left out the part about how she almost lost everything, including the religious order she founded. It was because she reported a priest for the sexual abuse of a minor and would not back down. Even today it seems that does not get mentioned much. She refused to back down. And so many see her not only as a patron saint for those who have been so victimized in recent times, but also a patron saint for all victims of crime. A very powerful woman and a very powerful saint. It seems that the Mormons always like to jump on the bandwagon of great people after they have no abitlity to make a statement about it once they are gone. Perhaps that is because those people could have embraced that religion when they were alive but did not.

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  • 3 years ago

    I am one. There's normally approximately an handy 20 people energetic on yahoo solutions, and throw in there approximately forty extra people fellow Mormons who best learn the responses. I doubt that almost all people listed here are in a bishopric or stake presidency. I'd enterprise we bought a well age combine, with a few leaning in the direction of the more youthful facet. So anticipate a few Young Mens', Young Womens', Elder's Quorum, and Relief Society contributors right here, as an alternative of High Priests. The higher finish of Primary perhaps right here, however dubious. Guys who're within the High Priests organization could normally be extra busy with Church callings and assignments than with answering random questions from Yahoo. That sound approximately proper in your bet of the Mormon slice of the demographics right here? Keep the Faith! Alvin R.

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  • Ammon
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    Every person in the World who has ever lived, either has been or will be baptized, to give them the chance to be with Jesus Christ for all eternal time...

    if that is what they want to do. It will be their choice in the next life.

    Missionaries for THE Church Of JESUS CHRIST Of Latter Day Saints have been going throughout the World, and have been knocking on doors, too numerous to count. And in the standard Missionary lesson all of this is discussed.

    So the question is, why didn't you open the door??? Had you opened the door you would have known about this years and years and years ago.

    Why all the sudden are you interested in this subject now??? To learn, to ponder, to pray, to find out what Jesus Christ wants???

    Is it a good thing to allow all mankind to go to Hell, save a few??? Just because the ordinance of Baptism was never done for them???

    And consider how many good men and women who have lived who have never had the chance to have a baptism done for them??? Should those good and noble souls be consigned to hades permanently because they were not baptized properly???

    Perish the thought.

    There is a reason that Mormons give more money to charity according to income tax returns more than any other group of people in the World and no other group of people in the World is even in the same ball park as far as giving to charity is concerned, even if you don't count religious donations...

    it is because The Temple of Jesus Christ helps Mormons to love their fellow human as themselves.

    And this is exactly what Jesus Christ taught, long ago, when He was near the Temple in Jerusalem.

    Destroy this Temple, and in three days I will raise it up. Chat.

    God bless.

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