I was sent these two photos from the celebrations by the editor of "The Southern Cross" and thought I would post them.
It was an amazing feeling as cameras were all clicking for about 5 minutes, I felt somehow I had been mistaken for a movie star, so I am sure now that the sculpture of Saint Mary has had an impact on Adelaide's Catholic community.
Thank you Adelaide for embracing the Mary MacKillop sculpture and having pride in its placement in the heart of Adelaide.
I have been reading "The Dig Tree" by Sarah Murgatroyd about the tragic expedition of Bourke and Wills. The authorhad studied and travelled extensively providing news and current affairs coverage for the BBC.
To research THe Dig Tree she retraced the footsteps of Bourke and Wills across Australia.Sarah died of cancer in March 2002 at the age of 35, a few weeks after her book was published.
After watching a program last night on TV about Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King I was struck by how many good people are lost to the world so early in their lives.
They believed earnestly that we can all do good work for others less fortunate than ourselves if only we look and like Mary MacKillop see a need and do something to help.
I am a sculptor, having completed a miniature of the commission that has been installed in 2009.The Miniature is sold as a fundraiser for the Catholic Archdiocese of Adelaide as a numbered edition.
The Life sized bronze of Blessed Mary MacKillop was erected in Victoria Square, Adelaide on March 22nd 2009.
My new bronze sculpture of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop has been installed in Sydney NSW on October 17th
I have begun selling a Bust of Mary MacKillop in cold cast bronze which is affordable for schools wishing to have a life size bust of Mary.