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Saintly Envelopes

  • April 6th, 2010
  • Posted by EUEditor

marymackillop-0498226.jpgAhead of the expected canonisation of Mother Mary MacKillop this October,  Australia  Post has today (6.4.10) released a commemorative souvenir pre-paid envelope.

Expect a small avalanche of publications and products to celebrate the first Australian Saint.

mckillop-stamp.jpgMary MacKillop (15.1.1842 – 8.8.09), best known as Mother Mary of the Cross, was an inspirational Catholic nun who founded a religious society to provide education for poor children. (see also, EUAustralia , 20.2.10 “Vatican …”; 15.1.10 “Papal Moves …” ).

The Stampboards philatelic service reports:

“In the envelope area is an image of Mary MacKillop with members of her Congregation at Aotearoa 1895/Mary MacKillop Place Archive, North Sydney; while in the stamp area is a painting of Mary MacKillop by Raffaele Gagliardi (Rome), original in Mary MacKillop Place Museum, North Sydney…”

It’s obtainable from Australia Post  at


(Postage stamp chat board), “Australia Post Releases two Unannounced Prepaid Envelopes”, (6.4.10)., (6.4.10). (Also released, Ipswich municipality Queensland, 150 years commemoration).

Australia Post, Mary MacKillop Souvenir Stamp Sheet;  Mary MacKillop Postage Paid Envelope,, (6.4.10); Stamp sheet,, (6.4.10).


PPE, and earlier stamp sheet release, (Australia Post).