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House Value: Outreach

House Image: Hands of Outreach

Mascot: The Lioness

Colour: Yellow

Fitzroy Day: 28th February (Mary MacKillop’s baptism in the parish church of Fitzroy)

Fitzroy House is named after the birthplace of Mary MacKillop. Mary was born on 15 January 1842 in Marino Cottage at number 9 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne, where her family initially lived. A plaque in the footpath marks this site which now houses the Melbourne Archdiocesan 'Mary of the Cross' Drug and Rehabilitation Centre. In keeping with Mary’s conviction that one should "Never see a need without doing something about it" (Mary MacKillop, 1867), this agency provides support services and ancillary care for those affected by drug and alcohol use.