Mary MacKillop An Extraordinary Australian
The Authorised Biography by Paul Gardiner SJ
E.J. Dwyer, Australia, 1993, [First Edition], b/w photographs/plates, decorative end-papers, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 0855749938
Fine Condition, previous owners details whited out on title page, very minor shelf and edge wear to book, minor shelf and edge wear to dustjacket
'Thoroughly researched by the foremost expert on Mary MacKillop, this authoritative biography offers the public all the facts - both inspiring and heartbreaking - about this remarkable woman's eventful life.
Many books have been written about Mary MacKillop, the saintly foundress of the Australian Sisters of St. Joseph, but this is the first by the priest officially charged with the task of presenting Mary's life and holiness to the Vatican.
Mary MacKillop: An Extraordinary Australian hides none of the shocking treatment Mary received at the hands of certain bishops and priests, nor the physical, mental and emotional sufferings that were part of her daily life. Yet the overall picture that emerges is of an energetic, forthright battler who would go through anything to serve the poor and educate their children.'