Who we are

Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, an Australian community, in a worldwide religious congregation.

Ministry Mission

Jesus loved with a human heart: with him we proclaim his love to the world.

Peace, Justice, Creation

We work to discover through advocacy, healing and reconciliation, God's presence in our world.

Spirituality

We are to be on earth the heart of God. God has no other heart but ours.

PNG CONGREGATION CENTENARY, 1918-2018, HANDMAIDS OF THE LORD.

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A celebration of the centenary, with photos of the Mass, presided over by Cardinal John Ribat MSC.

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Earlier this week we noted the presence of the MSC and OLSH, first Catholic missionaries to be sent to Papua New Guinea.

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CELEBRATING THE GOLDEN JUBILEE OF PRIESTHOOD: PAT AUSTIN MSC

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Friday 14th December was the Golden Jubilee of Priesthood for Pat Austin.

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He enjoyed a small, quiet celebration on Sunday, a Mass at the Sacred Heart Monastery, Kensington. He was joined by three members of his novitiate year,...

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WELCOME TO TRIEU

Welcome to Melbourne, Trieu.

You might be asking: who is Trieu, Trieu Quoc Nguyen? The answer is that he is a young man from Vietnam who has asked to join the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart in Australia.

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Perhaps at home in Melbourne already!

In fact, he has been living...

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PNG NATIONAL CATHOLIC YOUTH CONVENTION

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The Missionaries of the Sacred Heart was the first religious congregation to be entrusted with the mission to Papua New Guinea. The French went to Yule Island/ Bereina, the Germans to New Britain, the Australians to Eastern Papua, the Americans to New...

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MSC INCREASE - ASIA, PACIFIC, LATIN AMERICA

While we regret the regression of numbers in religious life in western culture, we are encouraged by growth and increase beyond Australia.

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PROFESSIONS IN FIJI

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Greetings from Sacred Heart House, Fiji

We congratulate our brothers, Brs. Tadeo...

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REFLECTION ON SOME WALKING: PAUL CASTLEY MSC

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On a huge hill,

Cragged and steep, Truth stands and he that will

Reach her, about must, and about must go.

And what the hill’s suddenness resists, win so;

John Donne Satyre 3. 79-82

Those powerful lines became my theme song as I walked,...

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BOOK LAUNCH,  NOEL MANSFIELD,  FROM DAWN TO DUSK      

Friday November 30  at Findon

Dawn to Dusk - Towards a Spirituality of Ageing, Published by Coventry Press 

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Noel and memories of the Sea of Galilee (not Henley Beach)

 

What happens at a book launch besides people gathering, having a...

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MSC MISSION OFFICE PROJECTS

Yesterday we acknowledged Adrian Meaney MSC at 85. Here we have some reminders of his work and that of the MSC Mission Offce.

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Fr Benoit Gueye msc from Thohoyandou Parish Diocese of Tzaneen recently writes to us. “Dear Fr Adrian. I am sending you a...

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JOHN EHLEFLEDT MSC, CELEBRATING 102nd BIRTHDAY - AND HE IS 83 YEARS PROFESSED!

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A lunch yarn with John's niece, Mary, and his brother, Kevin MSC

It is good to be able to post a website exclusive - well, it was exclusive two years ago when John turned 100, and it was exclusive last year when...

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ACKNOWLEDGING ADRIAN MEANEY MSC, 85th BIRTHDAY

Adrian turns 85 tomorrow, December 15th.

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Professed, 26th February, 1955, ordained (with his brother, Basil, of Brisbane archdiocese), June 29th, 1961.

Adrian spent many years in the Northern Territory, especially in Alice Springs, and many...

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8th DECEMBER, MISSIONARIES OF THE SACRED HEART, FOUNDATION DAY: 164 YEARS

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Jules Chevalier and Eugene Maugest completed their novena. received a donation and the parish priest of Issoudun encouraged their enterprise, 8th December 1854.

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Here is a reflection for Foundation Day.  Thanks to Fr...

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