Aussie saint-to-be immortalised in pop song
Australia's first saint-to-be Mary MacKillop has been immortalised in a new pop song, adding to the late nun's growing cultural presence which includes a stage musical, Twitter account and blog."Saint Mary MacKillop", a soulful ballad composed and performed by Australian singer-songwriter Gary Pinto, has been released on the online music store iTunes, ahead of her canonisation on October 17."It was an incredible song-writing experience because the words and melody just came so easily and quickly," said Pinto. "I knew then that my prayers had been answered."