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.


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

Current News



Bernie Smith MSC has died, February 9th, 2011.


From Western Australia, he was a 'late vocation' and studied at St Paul's National Seminary. He was ordained in 1979.

His ministry was primarily in parishes, beginning in Hindmarsh in the early 1980s.  He then spent the years, 1984-1991 in the Northern Territory, working in Jabiru, Gove and Alice Springs.  After returning to the south, he worked in parish ministry, first of all based at Chevalier College, then at Kensington Monastery from 1998 until his death.

May he rest in peace.