Excommunication in the 19th century, sainthood in the 20th. Mary MacKillop is one of Australia's unsung heroes. Despite excommunication and exile, Mary remained determined to bring education to the poor and underprivileged. In January 1995 Mary was beatified by Pope John Paul II as Australia's first saint. This is Mary's story. "A carefully crafted exploration of one of Australia's rare religious/spiritual heroines." - Anna-Maria Dell'oso, Sydney Morning Herald. "This film vividly captures the living spirit of Mary MacKillop." - Sr Mary Cresp RSJ, Congregational Leader of Sisters of St Joseph.