Catholic Church in Melbourne

Religious excursion, August 29th 2013 -Little Lon -Academy -St Patricks Cathedral -Melbourne Museum
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• When Bishop Goold first arrived in 1848, Melbourne was still a smallish settlement and the early attempts to build a Catholic Church on Eastern Hill reflected the essentially modest expectations of the town and of the Catholic community.  • Goold’s decision in 1858 to commission the magnificent building William Wardell proposed reflected the wealth and new confidence of the Gold Rush era, the increasing self assurance of Australian Catholics and their desire to make their mark.

In the there was no employment or unemployment checks for those who couldn't work. The work of organisations and other charities has helped those who couldn't work.

In 1848, the Augustinian friar James Goold was appointed the first bishop of Melbourne and became the fourth bishop in Australia,

In the Augustinian friar James Goold was appointed the first bishop of Melbourne and became the fourth bishop in Australia,

Important Melbourne history dates

Important Melbourne history dates

Olden day melbourne

Olden day melbourne

We also visited the Melbourne museum were we had a chance to look at how Melbourne developed.

We also visited the Melbourne museum were we had a chance to look at how Melbourne developed.

Mother Ursula Frayne died in Nicholson Street, Fitzroy on 9 June 1885. A Gothic chapel to her memory was built by her successor in the convent grounds. Her remains are buried in a vault in the chapel under a Celtic cross, reminding all of her origins.

Mother Ursula Frayne died in Nicholson Street, Fitzroy on 9 June A Gothic chapel to her memory was built by her successor in the convent grounds. Her remains are buried in a vault in the chapel under a Celtic cross, reminding all of her origins.

Ursula established the first fee- paying school in Fitzroy. The Academy of Mary Immaculate opened in 1857, only 6 weeks after Ursula’s arrival in Melbourne, offering young women an education in English, French, Music and Drawing. It remains the oldest Catholic girls school in Victoria....When they first arrived in Melbourne, they didn't even have a proper place to live....they roamed around the cities for fundings... even with all these issues...mother still decided to stay and help…

Ursula established the first fee- paying school in Fitzroy. The Academy of Mary Immaculate opened in 1857, only 6 weeks after Ursula’s arrival in Melbourne, offering young women an education in English, French, Music and Drawing. It remains the oldest Catholic girls school in Victoria....When they first arrived in Melbourne, they didn't even have a proper place to live....they roamed around the cities for fundings... even with all these issues...mother still decided to stay and help…

Mary MacKillop's supported the homeless. It especially supported the most vulnerable people-the women and the children.  "They are poor because heir work is irregular..they are poor because they are unpaid...they are poor because they widows or deserted wives, or women with sick husbands to support...they are poor because they were old"

Mary MacKillop's supported the homeless. It especially supported the most vulnerable people-the women and the children. "They are poor because heir work is irregular..they are poor because they are unpaid...they are poor because they widows or deserted wives, or women with sick husbands to support...they are poor because they were old"


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