Churches/ Cathedrals in Eden

Churches & Cathedrals in Eden, Australia

Churches & Cathedrals in Eden

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  • ITRT
    Virginia38,573 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    After the current church was dedicated in 1992, the old Our Lady of the Sea Church was restored and now houses the Mary MacKillop Museum. MacKillop became Australian’s first canonized saint in 2010. Mary MacKillop and her Sisters of St. Joseph, the first religious order founded by an Australian, used the church as a classroom during the week. The school was established in 1891. The story of Mary MacKillop, her Sisters of St. Joseph, artifacts, and a history of the church are exhibited in numerous displays. There is a model of the Ly-ee-Moon steamer that shipwrecked at Green Cape in 1886. Mary’s mother Flora was on board. Her body was recovered. According to legend, Flora’s body was unmarked by the sea. When the people of Eden found her, she was wearing only a scapular around her neck. Mary was so grateful for the care given her mother’s body that she sent three of her Sisters of St. Joseph to start and staff a school that was free for all children. Excellent place to learn about Australia’s first canonized saint.
    Written 9 March 2023
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  • Robby G C
    Toronto, Canada78,235 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a historic Church. At first, there was no church in Eden. People assembled at the Eden Courthouse every Sunday.

    When George Barclay passed away, he offered some land. The church was built in 1866.

    It is a lovely church. They have a bell at the top of the roof.

    The color of the church is light brown and the trimming is painted in blue. The doors are blue as well.

    The inside of the church is white and they have lots of natural light. Attractive!

    There are wooden benches inside the church and an altar and an organ.

    I enjoyed admiring this church.

    Worthwhile to see!
    Written 7 November 2018
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  • ITRT
    Virginia38,573 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    In the 1840s, the Catholic population in Eden celebrated mass in private homes by traveling priests. Eden’s first Catholic Church was a temporary wooden building built in 1863 but damaged by fire in April 1877. It was rebuilt and the present church was dedicated in 1992. From 1891 to 1912, the church was also used as a school When visiting, be sure to take note of the main altar formed in the shape of a ship bow. The church is beautiful in its simplicity. On the grounds, there is a shrine to Our Lady of the Sea. There is a plaque on the bell which reads: “This bell tolls in memory - of the generations of the Hopkins Family, originally from Enniscrone, Co. Sligo and their contributions to the Catholic Church and the community of Eden.”
    Written 9 March 2023
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