Saturday, September 18, 2010


Cath News report: The documentary Blessed Mary: A Saint for All Australians, hosted by broadcaster Alan Jones, will be launched on DVD in October.
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment will mark the historic canonisation with the premier of the program on The History Channel on October 10.
The special edition collectors' DVD, which will be available at Woolworths, Australia Post, Big W and Mary MacKillop Place, will go on sale from October 13, according to a media statement.
The History Channel will also have an encore screening on Sunday, October 17 at 8.30pm AEDT. The docu-drama will detail the life of Mary MacKillop, from her humble and often troubled childhood in Melbourne, to the establishment of a school in Penola, South Australia, through to her vocation as co-founder of the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart, said the press release.
"It has been a revelation being involved in the production of the Mary MacKillop documentary," said Alan Jones.
"The one enduring sentiment is that we're talking about a remarkable woman of immense personal courage, a pioneering spirit, unflagging energy and faith in the face of adversity and, above all, a saintly commitment to those most in need of education and the alleviation of poverty.
"Australians will thrill to the story of Mary MacKillop, while sharing a latent pride that her saintliness has now been formally recognised by the church."

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