Thursday, September 23, 2010

AUSTRALIA: NEW STAMP IN HONOUR OF BLESSED MACKILLOP

Cath News report; Australia Post has announced the release of a new commemorative stamp series on October 18 to mark of the canonisation of Mary MacKillop.
“The canonisation of Blessed Mary MacKillop will be celebrated around the world with services, vigils and pilgrimages. Australia Post will mark the occasion and recognise the selfless acts of this inspirational heroine in its own way with a special stamp issue," said Noel Leahy, Australia Post Philatelic Group Manager, in a media release.
"This is truly history in the making and we’re certain that these stamps will be treasured by Australians for years to come."
The new stamps will feature a photograph of Mary MacKillop taken during the 1890s, used with the permission of the Trustees of the Sisters of St Joseph.
The Mary MacKillop stamp series has been designed by Adam Crapp from Australia Post Design Studio. Mr Crapp also designed the Mary MacKillop prepaid envelope released in April 2010.
The stamps will be available for purchase from October 18 at all participating Australia Post retail outlets while stocks last, and also from the online shop.

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