In 1905, the Sisters of St Joseph re-elected a partially paralysed Mother Mary Mackillop their Superior General.  Though clear in thought and speech, Mary had been confined to a wheel chair for four years after a stroke that left her right side paralysed.

This event reminds us of a most important fact:  Mary was re-elected because of who she was as a person – not because of what she could or could not do.  Mary is a saint because the Easter power of Christ, the power of his Resurrection, made her a holy person as she prayed, worshipped and lived as Jesus taught.