Birth & Death: 15 January 1984 - 8 August 1909
Feast Day: 8 August
Country of Origin: Australia
History: As a young woman she worked as a teacher and a governess to provide for her family. In 1864 she founded her own boarding school for girls. A local priest, Father Woods, had become concerned with the lack of Catholic education in southern Australia and so invited Mary and two of her sisters to open a Catholic school. The Sisters of St. Joseph of the Sacred Heart was thus founded, and in 1867 she was appointed as the first superior and took the name Sr Mary of the Cross.
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Sisters of St. Joseph of the Sacred Heart