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

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

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Looking at a number of the entries, August seems very much an OLSH month,Mary Louise Hartzer, the foundation, arrivals in Yule Island and Kiribati.

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A re-enactment.

1 August, 1887
The first four FDNSC Sisters arrive at Yule Island, PNG.

3 August, 1899
First community of MSC Sisters is established in Hiltrup, Germany: two Sisters of Divine Providence and one MSC candidate. Sister Servatia, one of the Divine Providence Sisters, is appointed first Superior General of the MSC Sisters, Hiltrup.

4 August, 1859
The saintly Curé d\'Ars, Jean-Marie Vianney, dies, shortly after the visit of Father Chevalier on 14 July, 1859.

5 August, 1982
MSC Sisters open a Novitiate in Bangalore, India.

11 August, 1905
MSC General Chapter at Louvain, in Belgium. Decisions taken were:  to revise the Constitutions of Father Founder, to move the Generalate to Rome, and to drop the \'fourth\' vow. This \'Vow of Stability\' could be taken by individual members to stay in the congregation until death, and also included being willing to be sent on mission anywhere in the world by the Pope or religious superior.

13 August, 1904
The Baining Martyrs: Father M. Rascher, together with three MSC confreres, a Trappist Brother, five MSC Sisters and seven Catholic Bainings, are killed in the Baining Mountains, East New Britain, PNG.

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14 August, 1895
Arrival of the first FDNSC in Nonouti, Gilbert Islands (Kiribati).

15 August, 1945
MSC Sisters in PNG are released from Ramale Camp, New Britain.

20 August, 1848
This date remembers the death of Jean-Charles Chevalier,  the father of Jules Chevalier.

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27 August, 1837
This date recalls the birth of Marie-Louise Mestmann (Hartzer) in Wissembourg, France.

30 August, 1874

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Foundation of the Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart by Father Chevalier in Issoudun, as a Sister Congregation to the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart.