August 8, 2018

An Australian pilgrim looks on as Pope Benedict XVI leads a Mass for the canonization of six Catholics, including St. Mary MacKillop, Australia's first saint, in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican in 2010. (CNS / Reuters / Tony Gentile)

"Bear with one another, help one another, and ever strive to serve God in a generous spirit. God loves generous souls. Let us try to be the generous ones."

—St. Mary MacKillop, founder of the Sisters of St. Joseph of the Sacred Heart in Australia. Her feast day is today, Aug. 8.

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