Location: St Patrick’s Cathedral, East Melbourne
Artist: Louis Laumen

Mary MacKillop (1842-1909) was the first Australian to be recognised as one of it’s saints. She founded Australia’s first order of nuns, and established St. Joseph’s School providing free education to children from the area. On 12 August 2012, Archbishop Denis Hart, unveiled a statue of St Mary MacKillop on the grounds of St Patrick’s Cathedral, East Melbourne. The bronze cast statue by sculptor Louis Laumen explains, “The statue portrays a young and vibrant Mary descending a staircase, as if she had just been upstairs to put on her habit for the very first time.”