Various Pilgrimages

Local pilgrimages are organised from the various Mary MacKillop centres in each Region. Details can be found in the appropriate MacKillop Centre.  In Victoria the birth date of Mary, the 15th January, is a special day of commemoration.

Pilgrimage to the Rocks Area

The Rocks was the area the Sisters chose when asked to work in Sydney. This booklet will give you more information about The Rocks and the beginnings of the Sisters of Saint Joseph.


Penola Centre – Guide Coach Tours

This tour of the Penola township and immediate environs, with historical and literary commentary along the way, covers places familiar to the many outstanding people who have lived here.


An Auckland Pilgrimage

Mary MacKillop visited New Zealand on four occasions. This pilgrimage follows the path she took.


A Rotorua Pilgrimage

Mary MacKillop visited Rotorua in 1902. Her doctor had suggested that the mineral baths there might help with her rheumatic condition. This pilgrimage follows Mary’s journey in Rotorua.


Julian’s London

Julian Tenison Woods, Co-Founder of the Sisters of Saint Joseph was born in West Square, Southwark (London).  Here is some background information about Julian’s early life in London.


Brisbane Pilgrimage

This pilgrimage is designed as a walk through the streets of Brisbane where Mary would have walked. She came with the original group of sisters and stayed for about fourteen months.