About our Patron
Saint Mary of the Cross MacKillop is the patron of the Archdiocese of Brisbane and also the namesake for the Mackillop Bequest Society – a group respectfully recognised for pledging a gift in their Will to support the future of our faith.
The bequest society emblem is inspired by the stunning stained-glass rose window situated above the Mary MacKillop sculpture in the St. Stephen Chapel in Brisbane, built in 1850.
“Pray that a great unity may prevail, that charity may shine and a holy unworldly wisdom influence every word and act. Whoever we are or wherever we may be let self be forgotten and let God’s glory, his will and the general good alone absorb our thoughts, deliberations and actions.”
(Mary MacKillop 1898)