Feast Day of Saint Mary Mackillop: 8 August

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

On the 8th of August, we celebrate the Feast Day of St Mary MacKillop, our university patron saint. Mary MacKillop believed that we should never see a need without doing something about it, and she dedicated her life to works and values which resonate deeply with the University's Mission. Mary Mackillop has special significance for ...

Feast Day of Saint Edith Stein: 9 August

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

On the 9th of August, we celebrate the Feast Day of St Edith Stein, ACU's patron saint of research. St Edith Stein was a brilliant German Jewish philosopher, earning her doctorate in philosophy from the University of Freiburg in 1916. After reading the autobiography of St Teresa of Avila that she began a spiritual ...

Feast Day of Saint Mary Mackillop: 8 August

Monday, August 8th, 2016

On the 8th of August, we celebrate the Feast Day of St Mary MacKillop, our university patron saint. Mary Mackillop has special significance for staff and students at ACU. 
Born on 15 January 1842 in Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, directly opposite the University's Melbourne Campus (St Patrick's), she dedicated her life to works ...