Mary MacKillop Place

Acknowledgement of Country

The Sisters of Saint Joseph stand in solidarity with the First Peoples of Australia. We are committed to actively work alongside the Indigenous People for reconciliation and justice.

We acknowledge the Cammeraygal People of the greater Eora Nation as the traditional owners of the land on which Mary MacKillop Place is located.

An Extraordinary Journey

Mary MacKillop was an ordinary woman who lived an extraordinary and unconventional life. As a woman of faith, courage and hope, she triumphed over adversity and obstacles, responding to the needs of her time.

Following in Mary MacKillop’s footsteps, Mary MacKillop Place is an oasis in the midst of the business district of North Sydney – a place of pilgrimage, inclusion, warmth and welcome. It offers a Chapel, Museum, Cafe and Gift Shop as well as Accommodation and Conference facilities.

Click here for The Story of Mary MacKillop.

A place of spirituality, education and hospitality, Mary MacKillop Place is unique in Australia. The heart of this sacred site is the Mary MacKillop Memorial Chapel where the tomb of Saint Mary MacKillop is located.

Today Mary MacKillop Place offers a Museum which celebrates the life, work and spirituality of Mary MacKillop and Julian Tenison Woods; Cafe and Gift Shop;   retreat/conference facilities and accommodation.

Our Vision

Mary MacKillop Place is a sacred place of welcome, encounter and journey.

Our mission is embodied in our Strategic Directions document.

We strive to live our Core Beliefs of love, empowerment, faith, compassion, action and honesty expressed in our Manifesto.