Australia currently has two patron saints:

Our Lady Help of Christians. The feast day is celebrated on 24 May. Since 1844 Australians have invoked the patronage of the Blessed Virgin Mary under this title.

St Mary of the Cross MacKillop. Australia’s first saint. Her feast day is celebrated on 8 August. More information about St Mary of the Cross Mackillop can be found here.

Acknowledgements
"Our Lady of the Southern Cross - Help of Christians" Used with permission of the painter, Paul Newton

NIHIL OBSTAT
Rev. Dr Paul Connell, 8 November 2021

IMPRIMATUR
Bishop Shane Mackinlay, Bishop of Sandhurst, 8 November 2021

Reviewed
8 November 2021

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