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. See here for more information about St Mary of the Cross Mackillop.

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

Reviewed
14 October 2019

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